Identity Theft Prevention

According to the non‐profit Identity Theft Resource Center, identity theft is sub‐divided into four categories:

Identity theft may be used to facilitate crimes including illegal immigration, terrorism, and espionage. Identity theft may also be a means of blackmail. There are also cases of identity cloning to attack payment systems, including online credit card processing and medical insurance.

Some of the techniques used for stealing personal information include:

The best way to not become a victim of identity theft is to be vigilant of your surroundings when out in public. Constantly check your bank accounts or enroll in an identity safe program with your banking institution. Keep tabs on your credit by contacting the three credit reporting agencies.