#1-NEVER, EVER carry around your social security card. Keep it in a safe, locked place only taking it out when needed.
#2-Change your withholding allowances so that you are getting more money in your paycheck and not using the government as a savings account. Put the extra money in your own bank and collect some interest on it (which the government doesn't do!)
#3-Freeze your credit with all 3 credit reporting agencies. It's free to do in NC and it's easy!
Good luck! I hope you are able to get your money back!
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