|Identity Theft: Safeguarding Can’t Hurt|
Will we ever get a break? Not right now .In San Diego, police arrested a postal worker for stealing mail and trading it to identity thieves to support his drug habit.
Another arrest involved the hacking of wireless carrier T-MobileUSA’s network. According to Fox News, the attacker gained access to a database of 16 million customers including the personel information of the Secret Service agent investigating the break in.
Then there’s Choicepoint. When last we left the information giant, criminals broke into their 19 billion records database. Choicepoint now acknowledges previous attacks that date back to the year 2000.
The number of identity theft victims as well as the methods of getting Personal Information continue to increase sharply. Yet while no 100% guarantees exist online or off, safeguarding can’t hurt and one of the best ways for fighting identity theft exist in your own home.
These methods of protection take on a special significance due to the identity of the criminals. According to the Better Business Bureau’s 2005 Fraud Survey Report, family freinds and neighbors account for half of all identity thieves. You don’t want to turn someone you know and love over to the authorities so do your best to eliminate the temptation.
Again, no 100% guarantees exists. You make transactions at the restaurant, corner store, gas station and a host of other places. We all need to deal in this world so there’s always a risk factor. Stay vigilant on the things you control and the chances of identity theft can decrease.
Because at all costs you want to avoid what many victims rank as the worst part of identity theft. The nightmare of recovery.
About The Author
Daryl Campbell is a writer and home business owner.Banks say you should check your credit once a year. No problem right? Except it leaves identity thieves the other 364 days to steal it. Get the professionals on your side to watch your back 24/7. How? Go now to => http://digbig.com/4dwsx