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I gave a scammer my first and last name, gmail and birthdate. How can I protect myself from credit card and loan theft?

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  • I think giving them this information carries a bigger risk of your gmail being hacked than any sort of credit shenanigans. Even then, as long as your gmail password is NOT a composition of your birthdate and your name, you're probably not really any more vulnerable than you were before. – Steve-O Mar 29 '18 at 20:15
  • Although, maybe review how secure your gmail password really is, and change it if necessary, just to be safe. – Steve-O Mar 29 '18 at 20:16
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Freezing your credit files is probably the best way to protect yourself in this situation.

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