This is truly the information age and the need to pass information is constantly growing. Internet shopping is expanding rapidly, as is the concept of online banking, credit cards and financial sites such as PayPal. With this increase in financial information being sent over the World Wide Web, it’s really no wonder that we’ve also seen an increase in identity fraud and identity theft. Information about people, including their personal, work and credit information is easily accessed by anyone who has access to just some of your personal information. Most of that information comes from bank and credit card statements and other mail, both email and postal mail, that you dump without worrying about.
It’s time to go on the offensive and lessen the chances of your falling victim to identity theft. The more difficult it is for a thief to steal your identity, the less likely it is to happen to you – most times if it is too difficult, the thief will move on to someone less suspecting who has done little to protect their identity.
There are a few steps that you can take to help lessen your chances of having your identity stolen. While these few things will not guarantee your safety from criminals it will help to deter them – hopefully enough that they will move on to the next person.
Guard your information with your life – it is vital that you protect your own identity at all times. Be vigilant!