Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States last year. Over 11 million Americans have been the victim of identity theft last year. One in every 20 U.S. adults was a victim of identity theft. On average, an identity was stolen every three seconds. A stolen identity can be used to open new credit card accounts, apply for mortgages, and even take out payday loans. Year after year, identity thieves become increasingly more resourceful and ingenious. They find new ways to steal personal information from … [Read more...] about Top 9 Ways How To Prevent Identity Theft From Happening To You
Even though governments, businesses and law enforcement organizations all over the world have been taking measures to clamp down on identity theft and rates have dropped considerably in the last few years, ID fraud does still happen. Believe it or not, it could potentially happen to you, so you need to be on your guard. You would think that if you had been a victim of identity fraud, you would know about it right away. However, this isn’t always the case, and some people fail to get a credit card that offers adequate protection in the … [Read more...] about Spotting The Signs Of Identity Fraud
It can happen out of the blue. You get a bill for health services that you never obtained, or maybe you file an insurance claim and your insurer tells you that you have reached you benefit limit. Identity theft can also be found in the medical and healthcare sectors. It is not just limited to your financial data. In this case, identity thieves confiscate people’s health insurance and personal details so they can obtain certain types of treatment, procure prescription drugs and receive medical care. Unfortunately, there are even people … [Read more...] about How To Spot And Prevent Medical Identity Theft
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