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50% of identity theft victims who undertake DIY recovery measures still have issues after 5 years. Relax, we’re here so you don’t need to deal with it alone.

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What puts you at risk?

Identity thieves can gain access to your data in a variety of ways. It only takes one of these to provide them with the information they need to compromise your identity.

Card Skimming Card Skimming

When you pay at a cafe on a tablet, buy veggies through Square at a farmers market, or swipe your card at any register, your credit card data and personal information is at risk.

Email Phishing Email Phishing

Phishing scams convince email recipients to click to a website and log into a fake account which captures any information they submit, like an email and password.

WiFi Networks WiFi Networks

If you use the internet through an insecure wifi network at home or in public, this opens a path for criminals to gain access to the files and data on your computer.

Malware Software Malware Software

This type of scam happens when you unknowingly download a file or install software onto your computer that transmits personal files back to thieves.

Data Breaches Data Breaches

On average, a data breach occurs every 8 hours, increasing the likelihood that your personal information could be exposed, sold or stolen.

Employment Scams Employment Scams

In applying for a job, a significant amount of personal information is submitted.Fake job postings that use online applications can collect sensitive data for thieves.

Discarded Documents Discarded Documents

Insecure disposal of letters, account statements, and other documents that contain personal information can give identity thieves access to your information.

Mail Fraud Mail Fraud

Personal information can be stolen from your mail, such as pre-approved credit offers or confidential letters, enabling thieves to steal your identity or fabricate a new one.

Hackers & Passwords Hackers & Passwords

Most people don’t follow best practices when creating passwords, which makes it easy for thieves to access sensitive data on laptops or mobile devices.

Personal identity protection costs less than you think.

Data breaches exposed over 145 million people to identity theft in 2017.

“This is what organized crime looks like. These are the most profitable, most capable criminals in the world and we’ve got to do a better job of keeping them out.”

— former FBI Asst. Director Chris Swecker*

Identity thieves use your information to commit these nine types of fraud.

Don't worry – our services cover you for all forms of identity theft. If identity theft occurs, only MyIDCare offers a 100% Recovery Guarantee. This means that we will recovery your identity to pre-theft status or you get your money back.*

Child:

A child's personal identity is a blank canvas for criminal activity – theft of their identity is unexpected and therefore often goes unnoticed. Applying for a job or college loan may be the first instance in which this is uncovered.

Medical:

Identity thieves steal your personal information to sell or make fraudulent claims against your health policy. They can rack up charges in your name, jeopardize your eligibility for coverage, or update your medical record with incorrect information, which can have life-threatening consequences.

Social Security:

Your Social Security number is one of the most highly targeted pieces of personal information and widely used to prove your identity. This information can be used to initiate many other types of identity theft.

Criminal :

When criminals masquerade as you and they get in trouble with the law, it goes on your record. Imagine if a criminal committed a crime and turned over your driver’s license when they got pulled over, combining two forms of identity theft into one big headache.

Financial:

In this type of theft, bank account numbers, credit cards, or personally identifying information can be used to wipe out your accounts, take out loans, or get new credit cards. This is the most common form of identity theft.

Employment:

Identity thieves may gain employment with your information to gain a paycheck, pass a background check they may not otherwise pass, or for insider access to a company's assets to commit a crime.

Driver's License:

Driver's licenses are used to prove identity for activities like boarding a plane, cashing a check or changing your mailing address. Thieves often change mailing addresses in order to hide their activity from their victims.

Insurance:

Thieves can use your personal information to make fraudulent claims and file for benefits or reimbursement from insurance companies. This could impact your deductible or even insurance eligibility in the future.

Synthetic:

In this type of fraud, identity thieves steal different pieces of personal information from several individuals and put them together to create one seemingly complete person on paper.

Did you know: 50% of identity theft victims who undertake DIY recovery measures still have issues after five years.

When you notice suspicious activity, it’s often just the tip of the iceberg. There are avenues into your personal data that are not easily detected, even through your own research. Our experts know what to look for and how to eradicate issues before they become serious problems.

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Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/10/ex-fbi-official-irs-is-a-favorite-hacking-target.html