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Is Your Identity at Risk?

It's National Protect Your Identity Week, so here's a little fact for you: Nearly 10 million Americans were victims of identity-theft fraud in 2008, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

It's National Protect Your Identity Week, so here's a little fact for you: Nearly 10 million Americans were victims of identity-theft fraud in 2008, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Although you unfortunately cannot eliminate your risk entirely, you can minimize the odds of having your good name -- and credit -- stolen. Start by TAKING OUR QUIZ to see how much you know about protecting your identity.

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Then read the stories below for advice on safeguarding your personal information and what to do in case you become a victim of ID theft.

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