Did you know that an identity thief can go way beyond opening a credit card account in the victim’s name, by actually applying for loans and jobs in the other person’s name?
Did you know that the most common act of an identity thief is stealing a purse or wallet? Once he has your credit cards and driver’s license, the damage happens quickly.
Did you know that an identity thief can also easily work by simply “shoulder surfing” while you enter your credit or debit card information at a store or over the phone, or by overhearing your phone conversation in which you give your credit card or personal information?
Did you know that the other common tool for stealing an identity is to email a fake message from your bank or other online financial page (such as PayPal), which asks you to enter your password or account number? Don’t fall for it.
Did you know that identity theft is more than an inconvenience for consumers; it’s actually a crime? The Identity Theft and Assumptions Deterrence Act spells out all of the crafty methods that cause millions of dollars in damage every year.