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Identity Theft

By Joe Wilson

The words, Identity Theft probably send a chill down your bones. Even to imagine being a victim of identity theft, is threatening. But unfortunately, when people are careless enough, identity theft can go undetected for months or even years until the victim realizes the damage done to their credentials. Due to their busy schedule, people often forget to review new charges that have been added to their accounts. This perhaps with most of us, we usually pay our bills online or have auto pay arrangements through credit cards but neglect to review monthly statements.

Start with the needed requirement of storing your valuable documents in a lock box. The expired driving license might be worthless to you in a minor traffic situation, but this works in favor of an identity theft. So keep that in your lock box and remember to store it in a safe place that is less obvious. The other lock box documents should include current or expired social security numbers, passports and any documents pertaining to citizenship or residency status.

Identity thieves use their own personal to open a new account and they can open a new credit card account, or can open a new business, cellular services in order to obtain blank checks. Today the internet makes it easier to steal identity because transactions can be made without any real verification of someone identity. Sources such as the non-profit identity theft resource centre broadly classified id theft in five types. Identity cloning, Financial identity theft, Criminal identity theft, Medical identity theft, and Child identity theft.

If you are a victim of IDENTITY THEFT then you should do the following steps: Place a fraud alert for your reports, close the account that you know or feel have been fiddled with or opened fraudulently, file a complaint with the FTC (federal trade commission), and take help from your local police to reach the community where the identity theft took place.

Some types of IDENTITY THEFT hack into database to steal personal and organizational information. However this type of theft is very rare than the other old technique methods such as scouring garbage for old receipts or investigate while they are doing transactions. You should use the top web hosting website for your online business to help prevent data theft.

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