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February 20, 2013
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People go through the troubles of identity theft everyday. Last year over 12.6 million people, in the United States, were victimized by it and lost several things including their credit score.

As teens, we are now able to apply for credit cards and have our own bank accounts. Some teenagers are not responsible and are the main targets for people seeking to steal your identity. Teenagers having their identity stolen makes up ¾ of americans who are victims of identity theft. When a teens identity is stolen it can take several years for them to have a decent credit score or be able to have nice things in life that they have purchased themselves.

Today, with the rate of identity theft increasing it is important for teenagers and everyone else to take responsibility of their personal information such as credit cards, social security numbers, and their backgrounds.

By: Chelsea Mullins

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