Identity theft is the nation’s fastest growing white collar crime. “Identity theft” refers to crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and fraudulently uses a person’s personal identifying information such as name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number and financial identity – credit card or bank account. Your personal data can be used if it falls into the wrong hands, allowing criminals to profit at your loss. It is important to take steps to minimize your risk of experiencing identity theft.
(Distributed September 24, 2013)