Every year, tens of thousands of people find out how easy it is to fall victim to identity theft.
By simply using information from a telephone bill, credit card, driver’s license, or found directly on the Internet, identity thieves can get a loan on behalf of someone else without paying the money back, or can issue checks without having the funds available.
The consequences are unpleasant: it is easy to imagine the discomfort of having your identity stolen and the frustration of losing time and money to get your life and reputation back.
In everyday life, it is important to think about the following pain points:
- I frequently use online services: how can I protect myself and my family against cyber risks and data theft?
- How can I find out if someone is attempting to get credit on my behalf?
- Who can provide help if I have been the victim of identity theft?