Jerri Ledford wrote about identity theft for The Balance. She's the author of more than a dozen books on the topic, including The Rational Guide to Preventing Identity Theft and The Personal Cybersecurity Bible. Her writing has appeared in numerous other publications, and she also works as a content marketing specialist.
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