The author doesn't seem to know how his identity was compromised, and this is quite common. In fact, research indicates the MAJORITY of ID theft victims have no ID how their personal sensitive information was taken. This article also implies that cyber ID theft is the big threat. Well, in fact, the majority of KNOWN ID THEFT originates via low-tech methods: STOLEN WALLETS, STOLEN TRASH, and STOLEN MAIL. Most people don't even realize when their mail has been stolen, and every day we receive a plethora of sensitive financial information in the mail. To protect yourself, guard your physical information - wallet, SS card, mail, etc. Use a locked mailbox and do not send checks or bill payments from an unlocked mailbox. Shred sensitive documents (most of which come in the mail) before discarding them to thwart dumpster divers.
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 22:33