Nov 292012
 

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.

Nov 292012
 

In 2010, there were about 8.6 million US households who fell victim to identity fraud resulting in over $13 billion in losses and damages according to research by the US Department of Justice.

Financial institutions are developing and implementing new technologies to improve online and physical security of information and communication. Law enforcement is working closely with businesses, the financial sector, and consumers to identify and investigate the crimes and criminals.

There are also steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on preventing identity theft.

Nov 292012
 

You’ve heard all the warnings about preventing identity theft – don’t reply to email messages that ask for personal or financial information, protect your social security number and passwords, watch out for “shoulder surfers.”

But what do you do when your personal information has ALREADY been stolen or accidentally divulged? What are your rights?

Find out by visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s “Identity Theft Victims’ Statement of Rights” website.