Expert offers tips to avoid identity theft

On Saturday, the Pelham Bay Library hosted an event to help residents learn about protection from identity theft. (3/15/14)

THE BRONX - Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes.

On Saturday, the Pelham Bay Library hosted an event to help residents learn how to protect themselves from identity theft.

Expert Jay Stevens suggests checking your bank's policy on identity fraud.

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He also says to check your credit report and to be aware of theives.

"It's just a matter of layering up and protecting ourselves," says Stevens. "You have no other choice."

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