Anyone Can Be A Victim of Identity Theft

Right now, hackers and thieves could be looking for ways to steal you or your family members personal and financial information. Here are just a few or their tactics and targets.

MAIL THEFT

By stealing your mail, thieves can get your personal information from bills and statements.

PHONE SCAMS

Thieves call pretending to be someone they are not, and request your personal information.

SHOULDER SURFING

By looking over your shoulder, thieves can steal passwords or PIN numbers to access your private information.

COMPUTER MALWARE AND VIRUSES

Your computer can be hacked through web sites, internet programs or file sharing networks.

DATA BREACHES

Companies you do business with could be storing your personal information. If there is a breach, your information could be compromised.

ONLINE SHOPPING

Your credit and debit cards could be at risk if you shop at fictitious web sites or through unsecured payment systems.

PUBLIC WI-FI

Criminals can access your personal information through unprotected computer networks.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Thieves can gather personal info from online profiles and apps.

Always make sure you are protecting you and your family against identity thieves who want to take over your family’s bank accounts, make purchases using your family’s credit, open new accounts or apply for loans in your names, or steal your loved ones tax returns or government benefits.