ID Theft and Scams

ID Theft ID Theft & Scams ID Theft


Identity theft refers to fraud committed through assuming a stolen identity to access benefits, resources, or information. Usually thieves aren’t trying to become us, but rather get access to money, benefits, or credit.
Contrary to popular belief, you are more likely to have your identity stolen by those closest to you (that is, your friends and family) than some shadowy hacker. Why is this? The answer is simple: these people are more likely to have access to you and your important information, and you are more likely to trust them around sensitive information. This isn’t to say that you should disregard the threat of data breaches and other technological compromises. Read on to learn more.