Identity Theft - How to protect and defend yourself

Identity Theft - How to avoid and what you can do if your identity is stolen

For years, identity theft has been the biggest problem consumers have faced. It takes the form of fraudulent income tax returns, phishing scams, stolen credit and debit card numbers and fraudulent unemployment claims in the name of someone who is not unemployed. Tuesday’s tips should help you learn how to play both offense and defense. And we will walk you through how to freeze your credit files step-by-step. Consumer Watchdog Associate Grace Brombach even provides her first-person account of freezing her credit files for the first time.

This is day 2 of MASSPIRG's Consumer Protection Week.