Identity Theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) and uses the information for personal gain. These crimes vary in nature based on the intellect and skill of the thieves. Thieves can access your personal information by stealing your wallet or purse, pilfering your mail, sifting through your garbage, infecting your computer with a virus, phishing your information online, or by hacking into your personal information which is stored on hundreds and thousands of databases across the country.
The defend-id blog is dedicated to answering the tough questions about our industry. We also provide insights on identity theft, scams, phishing attempts and more to help you avoid becoming a victim. In addition, guest contributors provide their expertise to help you stay ahead of identity thieves. Putting these suggestions to use, being watchful for the latest scams identified will aid you in protecting you, your employees and your family against the threat of identity theft.