Identity Theft Rising

When will it end!

Identity Theft is a growing issue

Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion.*

On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.

Close to 100 million additional Americans have their personal identifying information placed at risk of identity theft each year when records maintained in government and corporate databases are lost or stolen.
These alarming statistics demonstrate identity theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the United States.

Ways to steal someones identity.

There is many ways of Identity theft here is a few

  1. Pharming- The practice of directing internet users to bogus websites to obtain personal information
  2. Spyware- Software that enables a user to obtain covert info about another computer activities by putting data on a hard drive.
  3. Virus- A piece of code that is capable of copying itself corrupting the system and destroying data