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Well-organized burglars always have a back-up plan. If your front door is locked, they’ll methodically creep around your house, testing each window until they find one that slides right open.

Just like brick-and-mortar criminals, identity thieves are highly flexible, and have once again shifted the way they gain access to consumers’ personal credentials. The Identity Theft Resource Center says we’re on track to break a new record for corporate data compromises in 2021 if we continue at our current pace, but we also need to be worried about the increase in scams that target consumers directly.

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