If you recognize any of these situations, it's possible you may have fallen victim to identity theft.

Our whole lives are on the internet, these days: credit card numbers; birthdays; addresses; and phone numbers. They're all easily accessible to scammers who know how to find them. And it's scary to think how easily someone could take that information and assume your identity, opening credit accounts, taking loans, or worse. But how do you know if that's happening?

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning people to watch for any of these situations that could be the result of identity theft. If you've experienced something like this and suspect that someone has stolen your identity, report it to the Federal Trade Commission immediately so they can help you recover, before the situation gets any worse. For now, look over these tips and see if any of them sound familiar.

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