Identity TheftIdentity Theft

  • What Is Identity Theft?

    Identity Theft is the use of another individual’s identity as a method to gain a financial advantage and perhaps to the other person’s disadvantage or loss. Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities stolen and fraudulently used each year totaling $50 billion in financial losses.  Personally identifiable information (PII) is obtained from phishing scams, hacks of corporate/government databases, hijacking several computers without a trace and common theft of wallets/mail to steal identities. When identity theft occurs, it may take a lot of time, money and effort to recover and replenish your identity.

    Becoming aware of specific types of identity theft will assist in the prevention process and maintaining your security and ultimately your identity. Below you will find various types of identity theft which can occur when you least expect it.