Making the connection – How identity theft and credit score are inextricably linked
Abstract: Many individuals, even relatively wealthy ones, support their lifestyles through debt. Doing so isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as the debt is managed reasonably and risk is minimized. But one risk to be aware of is the inextricable link between identity theft and credit score. If the crime goes undetected, a credit score could plummet — and the recovery process may take months. This article shows how to manage the risk of an identity fraudster undercutting one’s credit score.