Learn to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Your identity is one of the most valuable things you own. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, address, Social Security Number, credit card or financial account numbers, passwords, and other personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. While the words may sound like a foreign language -- Phishing, Pharming, Vishing, Spyware, Dumpster Diving -- they are actually techniques used by thieves to put your identity and finances at risk. And their attacks grow more frequent and sophisticated every year.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. According to US Department of Justice statistics, it has passed drug trafficking as the number one crime in America. Click on the links below to learn how to protect your identity in each of the Danger Zones:
- Danger Zone: Email
- Danger Zone: Internet
- Danger Zone: Telephone
- Danger Zone: Payments
- Danger Zone: Home
- Danger Zone: Mobile
- Danger Zone: Social Engineering
We have also put together this helpful Identity Theft Repair Kit in case you find yourself in this terrible situation.