Forgot Password?

No one enters a relationship with the idea that it isn’t going to work out. Unfortunately, many relationships end up failing at some point. Oftentimes, one or both parties will be angry and/or vengeful in the aftermath of the split. According to a McAfee study in 2013, 1 in 8 relationships that ended poorly had one of the ex-lovers leak the other’s information online. Even if you’re in a great relationship right now, learn how to protect your identity after a breakup. Splitting with a partner is difficult enough. Adding in the stress of identity theft can be truly devastating.

Change Your Passwords Immediately

People are often very open about sharing their personal information with their partner when in a relationship. It’s possible that you are trying to be open and honest while not hiding anything from your significant other. The fact of the matter is that there is some information that only you should know. Bank account, social media and email passwords are the key to unlocking a vast amount of personal information. If you and your partner break up, and they know your passwords, change them immediately.

Put A Freeze On Your Credit

If your significant other knows your passwords, it’s also possible that they know your social security number. We advise you to contact each of the three major credit bureaus and set credit freezes on your file. This will prevent anyone other than yourself from opening a line of credit under your name.

  • Equifax: 1-800-685-1111
  • Experian: 1-888-397-3742
  • TransUnion: 1-800-916-8800

Sign Up For Identity Theft Restoration

Unfortunately, there is no way to 100% prevent identity theft. This is why we recommend signing up for an identity theft restoration service such as ReclaimMyID. Should your identity be stolen, they will do all of the legwork required to fully restore your identity. This can save you hundreds of hours and a massive amount of stress. Pair this with self-monitoring and the tips above and you will be as protected as you can be.

Learn More About ReclaimMyID HERE.

Breaking up is hard to do, even when it’s a cordial one. Learn to protect your identity after a breakup and protect your information.


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