The victims end up with hundreds or thousands of dollars of debt, making their situation even more desperate.
What can you do to prevent identity theft? Dealing with identity theft is not an issue of prevention, but rather an issue of containment.
Scammers claiming to be from Obamacare, the Do Not Call Registry, the police or your bank are tricking people into sharing personal information, leading to identity theft.
The new report likely doesn’t include those victimized by the massive data breaches at Target and other retailers.
There are lots of different kinds of cons happening during tax time. Some are happening to taxpayers, and some are being perpetrated by them.
The calls often originate in the Caribbean or some other place outside the United States.
After the recent data breaches at Target and other stores, you’ll want to be on the lookout for small charges on your credit card statements.