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Stop Playing!

Last week one evening when I had made it home and began bringing my work day to a close, I noticed that I had a miss call from my bank. As I proceeded to call my bank back a recording came on to say, Ms. Harper there has been some activity on your account that has alerted our fraud department. It went on further to ask if these transactions were mine and if not press 2 to speak to a representative. At that moment my heart almost stopped because those transactions were not mine. After speaking to the representative my card was cancelled and a new one was reissued. In that split second my life and my family's lives could have been adversely affected.

Although what happened to me is an example of account takeover, I was extremely blessed that it did not go any further. Every year millions of people are affected by this number one growing white collar crime that even the government is unable to get a grip on, and that is identity theft. This crime takes over your entire identity. Thes…