Don’t let an identity thief steal the sparkle out of your holiday season.
Based on Federal Trade Commission data, Missouri ranked fourth in the nation for identity theft fraud in 2014, says University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist Virgil Woolridge.
Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information and uses it without permission. It can damage your finances, credit history and reputation. “Identity theft can wreck your life,” Woolridge says.
Identity thieves often prey on older people, he says. With more