According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has topped its list of consumer complaints every year, for the last 15 years. Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and misuses someone’s personal information without permission, typically for economic gain. For many victims, it can result in drained bank accounts, poor credit, and a damaged reputation.
Check out these resources for protecting yourself against identity theft:
8 Tips to Protect Your Identity
12 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device
7 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online
5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud