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Identity theft after death: A widespread problem

Identity theft is a real and imminent threat after someone you love has passed away. It’s important to be aware of and informed about this common issue. There are proactive steps you can take now to avoid stress later.

Protecting your loved one’s sensitive information

When going through all of the paperwork your loved one left behind, you will have to hold on to some documents and dispose of many others. In either case, it's important to make sure that no personal information is left vulnerable.

First steps to protecting your loved one’s identity

Because people who have recently passed away are particularly vulnerable to identify theft, protecting them against it is important. There are several proactive measures you can take to ensure your loved one’s identity is not stolen.

Unfortunately this is a common problem: When a loved one dies, their identity can become a target for thieves. Luckily, there are a few preventative actions that you can take to minimize these risks, protect your loved one’s identity, and save you and your family a world of headache later on.