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Suspected identity theft - what do I do next?
My 83 year old mother gave out her SS# and other details over the phone yesterday and it sounds very suspect to me. How do I prevent someone from opening credit in her name?

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She can freeze her credit reports with the credit bureaus. Transunion, Equifax and Experian have websites explaining how to do this. There are also services like "life lock" I am not sure if it is any good though or not.

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