How does identity theft occur? Approximately 10 million individuals each year are affected by identity theft but not many people know about the sophisticated ways that thieves and hackers are able to gain access to their account information. In addition to physical theft of checks, credit cards and Social Security numbers, fraudsters can get your information online or through your computer in a number of different ways. One such tactic is by spying on you while you are paying for items at the store. If someone is able to peer over your shoulder and pick up your PIN while you enter it, they will be able to access a great deal of information in addition to your money. Install firewalls and security programs on your electronic devices and be catious of emails from senders that require you to click links and enter in private information. Should you receive such messages, call the company in question to verify their authenticity. You can get more helpful tips for protecting your identity by reading the infographic below.
Created by Britni Zandbergen, Senior Director of Marketing at Idology. Britni has years of experience in identity management as well as dynamic SaaS solutions.