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July 28, 2014

Identity theft can be just one swipe away

  • Here are five ways you can avoid it — even if your data has been compromised.
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    Use a credit card, not a debit card. If you use a debit card with a pin, you may end up being liable for some fraudulent charges.

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: Goodwill said last week its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

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