Today, we will be talking about the different types of Identity Theft.
What Is ID Theft?
Identity Theft is when someone obtains your information and uses it without your consent.
Theft of Bag or Wallet
Either one of us could get our bags stolen which contains our personal information. Including Ids, credit cards, etc. If stolen thieves can easily use this info.
As you can see, the man behind me is looking at my credit card, or shoulder surfing. He can take pictures or memorize the card's number gaining access to it.
Question: Did you know if you mark out any personal info on papers and shred it before you throw it away, it will help protect you from dumpster divers?
Fact: Dumpster Diving is when someone digs through your garbage to find thrown away papers with your information
If our waitress was to run our credit card through a skimmer, a special device attached to a real scanner that takes your card information. The card would go through the real scanner then the skimmer secretly. The skimmer captures the card information and can be made into fraudulent credit or cards.
Try your best to shield your PIN and card information from wandering eyes.