What Can Happen If You Are A Victim Of Identity Theft, Some Facts & Figures

Is identity theft really that serious? Thousands of people every year are victims of this terrible crime. Thieves use your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes in your name and can cause significant credit damage. Identifying information taken without your permission, such as your Social Security number (SSN), credit card number, or your drivers’ license, can be used to steal your identity.

The effects of identity theft are much greater than most people suspect. Victims can spend years trying to re-establish their credit and their good names. The …

How You Can Avoid Identity Theft From Creative Criminals

Criminals are increasingly creative in the methods by which they steal your identity, your money, and your life. They are usually several steps ahead of the average consumer. With how many of the following “creative” schemes are you familiar?

* “Dumpster-diving”
* “Mail theft”
* “Pharming”
* “Phishing”
* “Skimming”
* “Shoulder-surfing”

One of the positive things criminals have done, if I may say so, is add “creative” terms to our vocabulary. It always amazes me how intelligent and creative criminals can be! – Always one step ahead of their …