Learn How to Protect Yourself
Identity theft occurs when someone illegally obtains your personal information. This often includes your full name, birthdate, financial account numbers, social security number (SSN), or any other pertinent details cybercriminals can use to falsely obtain various types of credit in your name. This information is then used by the thief to:
•Open new accounts, such as bank, credit cards, or loans, using the acquired information.
•Conduct unauthorized transactions on an account or attempt to empty an existing account.
•Common tactics used by criminals to obtain the personal details they need are by stealing purses or wallets, intercepting or redirecting mail, or going through the garbage. It can also be obtained if you communicate, shop, or do business online.
•Safeguard your personal information. Only share it when you’ve made the initial contact, knowing how, where, and why it will be used.
•Do not give out your Driver ...