Medical identity theft is typically described as the fraudulent use of an individual’s personal information, Social Security number, or health insurance information to obtain medical services and treatment. The stolen information can be used to obtain medical goods and services or for health insurance coverage. It can also be used to commit fraud in the [...]
Often confused with the “deep web” which is simply those parts of the internet not indexed by any search engine, the “dark web” includes those sites that take measures to hide their IP address to remain anonymous. The most notorious sites on the dark web are those with illegal activities such as the sale of [...]
Identity theft is much more than credit card fraud. It’s the fraudulent use of personally identifiable information (PII) by a thief for the purpose of obtaining goods, services, and/or employment, committing a crime, gaining a benefit or hiding a real identity. It can include a consumer’s name, Social Security number, date of birth, address, driver’s [...]
Identity theft is a crime that does not discriminate. If you have personally identifiable information—and everyone does—it can be stolen and misused regardless of age, credit usage, technology usage, or any other factor.
No. There are a lot of things that an identity thief can do that will not impact your credit report. If an identity thief has done something else with your identity such as opened a utility account or committed a crime, those types of activity would not be discoverable on a credit report or through [...]
There are numerous ways that thieves can obtain personal identifiers. Some are by: Stealing physical items such as mail, wallet/purse, smart phone, trash, etc. Stealing digital data as when a business computer system is breached, your computer is tainted with malware or a skimmer is placed on a payment card reader. Gathering personal information from [...]
Identity theft is the fraudulent use of personally identifiable information (PII) by a thief to obtain goods, services, and/or employment; commit a crime; gain a benefit, or prevent revealing the thief’s real identity. PII includes but may not be limited to a consumer’s name, Social Security number, date of birth, address, driver’s license number, telephone [...]