The truth is we are all at risk for certain types of crime. And the number one crime these days is identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft has been the most common consumer complaint for 12 consecutive years.
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We’ve all received emails and seen Facebook posts that came from a friend’s account, but were obviously sent by spammers. Password hijacking and identity theft are among the most common crimes these days
Criminals use several dirty tricks to steal your identity, and one of their favorites is to decipher passwords. Then they can log in as you, send spam, and steal your personal information.
Consumer Reports recently posted three ideas on developing secure passwords. We thought we’d pass them on to help you create hacker-proof passwords at PeopleFinders.com (or anywhere else).
How safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year.
The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than 21 hours attempting to resolve this crime. It’s become an epidemic – so what are you doing to prevent identity theft?
Tabnabbing is a new phishing scam created by some clever identity thieves. It’s also known as tabnapping, a combination of tab and kidnapping, but either way it’s a serious problem that could affect anyone.
Identity theft has become one of the most common crimes in the United States. According to the Federal Trade Commission, up to 9 million people are victimized by identity theft every year, and that number continues to grow.
It’s a difficult crime to track because it’s not something you can actually see happen. Thieves don’t need to be near you to steal your identity; the perpetrators are often far away and working behind closed doors. Most people don’t even know they were victims of identity theft until several weeks after it happens.