These days, we frequently use our computers and mobile devices for shopping, banking, and socializing.
Unfortunately, this connectivity can also put our financial and personal information within reach of an identity thief. Identity theft is a serious crime that can occur anywhere, anytime - even during your everyday activities.
How to minimize your risk
- Review your bank statements and annual credit report for abnormal activity.
- Always log out of websites you shop or bank on.
- Erase financial programs and stored information from your device's hard drive before you dispose of it.
- Use an identity theft protection service.
*2014 Javelin Identity Fraud Report, Javelin Strategy & Research