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WASHINGTON — NAFCU is providing statement inserts so that credit unions can help inform their members about the availability of free credit reports and the dangers of identify theft–described by some as one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

A recent study indicates that many are unaware that they can help monitor the problem with a free check of their credit reports. Fewer than half of high school seniors surveyed know that the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies are required to provide consumers with a free copy of their credit report, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy discovered in the survey.

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