What are some common terms associated with Identity
An emergent issue in society, identity theft is the series of tasks involving the theft of
one’s personal information, such as your name, credit card number, or social security number which in turn is
utilized for illegal activity. It is the fastest growing crime in America and it is estimated by the FTC, that
approximately 9 million individuals get their identities stolen each year. With more frequent online use, identity
theft abuse is expected to grow and impact individuals of all ages.
1) Dumpster Rummaging is an activity in which thieves delve through trash, looking for
personal mailings and documents. Thieves who resort to this method are often less experienced, or need to acquire
the information quickly.
2) Phishing involves a complex deception, usually performed via online communication
services. These connections will dispatch malware applications to your system, permitting the perpetrator to access
delicate information on your system.
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