Posts Tagged ‘Identity theft’

mobile security tipsIdentity theft has become a serious problem in an increasing number of areas.

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Identity theftIdentity theft has become one of the most serious problems worldwide.

According to the latest Identity Fraud Report by Javelin Strategy and Research, there were 12.6 million cases of identity theft in 2012 in the United States alone, making that 1 million victims more than in 2009.

According to the report, the common causes of identity theft include stolen wallets, familiar fraud (victim knows the fraudster – can be a close friend or relative), online phishing scams and vicious computer viruses such as malwares and spywares,

You may think that identity theft couldn’t happen to you because you are careful with whom you give your important and personal details to. However, identity thieves are also getting smarter by the day about how to get your information. Here are the top 5 people at risk of identity theft, the reasons behind it, and how they can prevent it. (more…)