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Your Money: Protecting your identity

White collar crimes, like identity theft, are the fatest growing in the U.S.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2012-07-13/your-money-p
South next in line for free credit reports

...will be able to obtain a free credit report per year from each of the three nationwide credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. The only exception is Georgia. It's the only state in the country where consumers have been eligible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/30/fin_454603.shtml
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Free credit reports go South

...will be able to obtain a free credit report per year from each of the three nationwide credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. The only exception is Georgia, the only state in the country where consumers have been eligible for two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/28/bus_454386.shtml
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One in four credit reports has serious errors, survey finds

WASHINGTON -- One in four credit reports has errors that are serious enough to disqualify consumers from buying a home, opening a bank account or getting a job - and an overwhelming majority contain mistakes of some kind, according to a survey released Thursday by a consumer group.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/18/fin_419300.shtml
Finance
Keeping a lock on your identity

As the government steps up warnings to businesses about the growing threat of cyberterrorism, there's a more personal threat lurking on the Internet - thieves poised to steal your identity. The exploding growth of online shopping means the incidence of Internet identity theft also is on the rise.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/11/bus_325591.shtml
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Report reflects character

Most credit counselors advise that you check your credit report at least once a year and before you apply for a big loan. By checking your report you'll know what's in it and can correct erroneous information. "Basically, a report tells someone who has a need to know how we handle our money," said Betty Ashley, president and chief executive officer of the local Consumer Credit Counseling Service. "It reflects a person's character, stability and responsibility."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/06/bus_238192.shtml
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