It’s just so convenient. You can do most anything you want online these days. But there are some dangers every surfer should be aware of. October is Cyber Security Month, so it’s a great time to think about online safety. Check out these cyber safety tips, and then share your thoughts with us.
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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?
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.