Protect yourself from one of the most common ID Theft scams

There’s been much coverage in the media recently about identity theft operations targeting innocent consumers all over the world. You’ve probably seen or heard about it. Maybe you’ve even been a victim. There’s no question; identity thieves are after our personal information and they’re using a variety of ways to get it.

ID theft was the top complaint made by consumers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2013. What’s scary about ID theft is that it’s only going to happen more often, and affect more people of all ages. ID theft is a lucrative industry because identity-stealing equipment has become more affordable for thieves.

Here’s a list of the top ten complaints consumers made with the FTC in 2013. Consumer complaints to the FTC total more than one million and cost more than $1.6 billion in fraud losses.

 

 

Information Courtesy of West Bend