Understanding Identity Theft and Fraud
More than 10 million victims of identity theft were reported to law enforcement each year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. One in 20 adults are now victims of human computer fraud.
The most vulnerable victims of the very young and the elderly do internet technology has brought organized around the world. Law enforcement officers are constantly challenged by the criminal activities of cyber criminals. The main effect of increasing cyber crime is that people use the internet feel more secure using this medium for electronic commerce. Consumers fear that hackers will take their personal information and commit fraud crimes. Uncertainty in the consumer electronics market confidence could affect global trade and consumer privacy.
There means to protect your personal information. The best way is to realize your PII, personally identifiable information. Losing your identity is a serious problem and can lead to time and money to go back to identity.
Here 3 quick steps to protect you from cyberspace criminals.
1 PII. Protect your wallet and purse with only carry one piece (PII) personal identity information.
Do not carry your Social Security card or cards your children or spouse in a wallet or purse. Normal day-to-day activities do not consider it necessary to bring the goods. Social Security card is one of the main sources of identity thieves use to obtain your personal information.
If your Social Security number on your health insurance card, remove it from your wallet or purse as well.
2. Save a copy of the document with the information (PII) in a safe place. The document will include credit card information, bank account and document that can be used to identify yourself.
3. Never give out your Social Security number to a person without knowing the recipient. If asked for your Social Security number, always asking why. And if they do not need it, do not feel obligated to give. Ask if there is some other information that could give them as a substitute for personal information.
These 3 important steps that will help you and your family Theft.
Identity defend against identity theft is a serious problem that can affect your life. We can help stop identity theft with the knowledge and awareness of our personal identity information. Stay focused and stay sober.