04/07/2015 12:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tips For Avoiding Identity Theft, From Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Identity theft happens more often than we notice, especially during tax season. Jean Chatzky suggests that you should check your credit report three times a year, read all statements you receive from your credit card company, and file as early as possible to help protect yourself from potential identity theft.

For more of Jean's tax tips, view the slideshow below:

Jean Chatzky's Top Tax Tips

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