Are You A Victim Of Identity Theft?

Identity theft is more prevalent than most people think. Over 200 million personal data records were lost or exposed in the United States in the last two years. Chances are your identity is already compromised.

You’d think that if you’re careful with your personal information, you shouldn’t be at risk. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

A few months ago, my wife received an e-mail at work from her company’s healthcare provider. Apparently, one of their computers was stolen, and a number of employees social security numbers and other personal information might have been compromised. Ugh!

Just last week, one of my employees received a call from his credit card company about the $6000 worth of wine he was trying to purchase in Napa Valley. The only problem? He’s in Ohio, and he doesn’t drink. 🙂

The interesting thing about this case was that he’s NEVER used the card in question, it was strictly used for a balance transfer. That means that there was an internal breach somewhere along the line.

Quick Facts About Identity Theft

  • Identity theft hits 1 in 4 US households
  • Over 79 million identities were lost in the past 12 months
  • Over 3 million social security numbers are illegally traded online
  • Identity theft costs people an estimated $6.4 billion/year

IdentityTruth is the leading provider of a new breed of service to help consumers safeguard their Privacy and Identity. Through innovative technology, individuals receive the earliest possible notification in advance of potential misuses of their identities so they can take better control. Early detection is the best protection.

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