The Associated Press reports that "Undercover investigators entered the United States using fake documents repeatedly this year — including some cases in which Homeland Security Department agents didn’t ask for identification."
They also report that "Homeland Security agents intercepted 75,000 fraudulent documents from border travelers last year."
That’s a lot of fraudulent documents. Imagine if people with bad intentions enter the United States using your identity.
What can you do?
- Follow practices proven to reduce identity theft.
- Consider getting Fraud Protection from our partner*.
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