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State releases comprehensive identity theft guide

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has released a comprehensive guide on identity theft, detailing what tools are available to prevent identity theft, and what a consumer should do if they become a victim.

The seven-page guide includes a summary of free consumer protections that are available, including fraud alert, security freeze, and credit monitoring services. The guide covers what to do in the event of a security freeze on accounts, and details the steps consumers should take in the event that their identity is actually stolen.

Click here to view the guide in PDF format:

http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/pdf/idtheftguide.pdf

And for more information on the state's resources on identity theft, visit this page on the SC Department of Consumer Affairs:

http://www.consumer.sc.gov/consumer/IdentityTheft/Pages/default.aspx

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