Recent Identity Theft Statistics

Despite all of the attention given to the risks and dangers of identity theft, it appears that honest consumers remain a target for scammers. In fact, the number of identity fraud victims has increased for the second year in a row. The recent Identity Fraud Survey Report, recently published by Javelin Strategy & Research, estimates […]

What Is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a crime. In fact, it’s a growing crime. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud. They can get a job with your name. They can apply for a loan with your name. They can and most commonly do apply for credit cards in your name. Thieves commit […]

The Most Common Causes of Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Identity theft is on the rise. Over the past three years, in fact, it has risen to affect more than eleven million people. The numbers are staggering. You might think it’s almost inevitable that you become a victim too. However knowing how thieves obtain your information is a great first step in protecting yourself. What […]