Identity Theft - How To Protect Yourself
Identity theft is ugly. In fact, Javelin Strategy & Research finds in their 2017 Identity Fraud Survey that there were 15.4 million US fraud victims alone, resulting in $16B in losses. Meanwhile, card not present fraud (card numbers being used online or over the phone) jumped 40% over the prior year. This isn’t surprising when you consider yet another survey by OnePoll. It found 71% of respondents write down their user names and passwords, 52% know at least one other person’s PIN, 40% say at least 1 person knows their user name and password, 25% have
never changed their PIN and 10% say they have given a bank card and PIN to a co-worker or friend. Protect yourself!