How Thieves Obtain One's Identity

Lizzie Stanek &Lindsi Necas

Non-Technologically

DUMPSTER DIVING

Someone goes through your garbage to get personal information

*Shred or burn anything with personal information.

MAIL THEFT

Someone goes through your mail and takes/copies down the information to steal your identity

*Keep an eye on the mail when you start to suspect thievery. Approach the post office to get a lock or pick up your mail as soon as possible.

SHOULDER SURFING

Someone watches over your shoulder to see what your PIN or password to something containing personal information

*Select credit when using a debit card or use cash.

Technologically

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD THEFT
Stealing your credit card or debit card from your wallet
*Keep your purse or wallet in a safe place when it is not with you and for men keep your wallet in a safe pocket so that it is harder for someone pick-pocket it from you.
SKIMMING
A device that reads your magnetic strip on your credit/debit cards
*Buy a wallet that protects your cards from these types of devices and if you have a credit card that you only use every once and awhile, do not carry it around with you everywhere you go.
PRETEXTING
Someone does research on who you are so that they can release more information to you so that you will give out more personal information
*Do not put out any personal information on the internet unless you know that it is completely safe.