Protecting Your Identity, Protecting Your Life

Published 06/06 2013 06:52PM

Updated 06/06 2013 10:41PM

The 2012 APD crime reports showed a fifteen percent increase in fraud and forgery crimes, but what does that mean to you?

Stolen credit cards can mean much more than money loss. In some cases, they can lead to stolen identities, a problem that is very difficult to fix and could take years to solve. Most importantly, fraud can also hurt your credit score, a tiny number with big power.

APD reminds you to never leave a purse or wallet in your vehicle. It's an unnecessary temptation that could leave you with a big mess.

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