Stress from Identity Theft
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- Few people are emotionally prepared for the impact of identity theft
- Seek counseling if needed
- Fight stress by staying active with daily exercise and activities
You’ve been spending hours writing credit card companies, calling merchants and spending time on hold with credit bureaus waiting to report the crime and request your credit report. Each time you answer the telephone or go to the mailbox, you wonder what new bill will appear. The idea of dealing with yet another collection agency or a newly discovered credit card leaves you filled with dread, rage, and helplessness.