The costs of ID theft
Sleazy con artists cause a great deal of inconvenience to society — not to mention $45 billion in costs.
Your SSN should be treated as “classified information,” and few people have the right to access it.
Crooks would love to know all about you. Keep them in the dark.
Risks of online public records
Think you’ve got your personal data under control? Anyone with a computer can access it online with complete anonymity.
Lifestage identity theft risks
Identity theft can happen to anyone at any time, but young adults who take more risks make the easiest targets.
Red flag rules
By November 1st, financial institutions must comply with new federal rules designed to thwart identity thieves.
Financial institutions will monitor accounts for these red flags.
ID theft victims are frustrated when understaffed or indifferent authorities refuse to take a report.