Today we are going to be talking about identity theft! Identity theft occurs when someone wrongfully acquires and uses a consumers personal identification, credit, or account information.
Thieves can get an individuals information by stealing a purse/wallet, stealing credit/debit card information, breaking into a computer system, software installation on a victims computer, and many more.
If an individual is a victim of identity theft, they should act immediately to prevent any further damage, keep detailed record of all correspondence and phone records, contact 3 major credit bureaus, close all accounts and file a police report.
So, to prevent being a victim of identity theft you must protect social security number and financial information, safeguard wallet and purse, be careful using the internet, keep username and passwords safe, check credit reports, and protect your identity.