More than 9.9 million are estimated victims of identity theft in America. Almost every year there are many reported cases. Some of the victims do not even know that their identity has been stolen.
We define this crime as an undetectable crime that is used by someone who wants to steal money or to get other benefits using someone else’s identity.
One of the best examples of this crime is through breaching data from another person. These data came from different forms. They can be in the forms of credit card numbers, name of family members, which can be seen through resumes and other documents.
There are many ways to prevent this crime. However what I will do is not to give advices to prevent it but to give the different types where culprits steal your identity.
The five types are the culprit’s means of impersonating other person’s identity. We all know that what they usually do that is to misuse and reuse identity for their personal gains. Nevertheless, the purpose of knowing these five masks where they usually do the stealing is to give you awareness and warn you from every place that these five characterize. These five aspects where identity can be stolen are from businesses, criminal acts, financial aspects, and medical aspects.
First, is the business aspect. There are lots of information that we give whenever we apply for jobs .We pass our resumes through hard copy and soft copy; written files and emails respectively. From the following information the criminals can obtain your credit card account as well as your money.
Second is that, even though you haven’t committed a crime they can unmask you and change your identity and give you heartaches through criminal acts that you didn’t really commit. But out of prevention, you have been the latest suspect.
Third is that they can fraud your financial identity. They can use your account numbers in order to get things that they needed. They can buy goods and other stuffs using your credit cards.
Fourth is the worst, which is having a twin. This is the cloning of identity where the criminal can use your identity in her or his daily life.
Lastly, if you do not know what giving out simple facts can do, well imagine yourself being caught because of your identity misused by the other person in order to obtain illegal drugs.
I am not here to scare you, but this is just a simple way of unmasking their means of abusing your identity. Being careless about yourself can put you in danger.
Identity theft preventions such as shredding confidential information before throwing into the trashcan, ensuring network security, registering properly and signing off properly are just simple reminders of saying, “be very careful’. So it is still up to us. Giving these five types of identity theft would prevent you from being lousy. Always remember one thing; your identity is yours and no one should take it or use it against you!