Preventing identity theft, part 2

Identity theft is the largest white collar crime in the history of the United States. Approximately 15 million United States’ residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion.

On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.

But there are some things that you can do to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on keeping your identity safe.

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    About Belinda Perkinson

    Belinda works with the ITCS Training and Communications team at East Carolina University.
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