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Why is identity theft on the rise? And what to do if your identity is stolen? 

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Identity theft and fraud in the past several years have skyrocketed across the globe, causing concerns among individuals and businesses. 

In 2022, the Federal Trade Commission received 5.7 million in fraud and identity theft reports, according to the National Council on Identity Theft Protection. The problem is ubiquitous. Experts say these cases occur so often that there is a new victim every 22 seconds.

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