Nearly ten million people are victims of identity theft each year. Identity theft occurs when someone wrongfully obtains personal information, such as a social security number or bank account information, and then proceeds to use it for their own gain. Identity theft can prove to be one of the most frustrating types of crime; leaving its victims feeling vulnerable and insecure as they spend countless hours, and sometimes a great deal of money, dealing with creditors in an effort to sort the mess. With recent security breaches at major retailers such as Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels, protecting one’s identity can seem a daunting task. However, there are a few simple ways to help protect yourself.
Read the entire article in the April 17th issue of the Express.