HOW IDENTITY THEFT WORKS
Nowadays, it is very easy for people to steal our identity. For example, they can just steal our wallet, and they already got our identity card, driver’s license, credit cards, and many more. By the time we go to the bank to report that our wallet has been stolen, they can already purchase anything by using our credit card. For example are order things online or buy from the stores which do not check our ID.
Furthermore, identity theft has becoming a more serious matter nowadays. This is because, they can also apply for credit cards or loans under your name. Sometimes it takes months or years to notice that our identity has been stolen for that purposes. This is because, they can change our address in the loan application so that we are being kept in the dark.
So, it is very important for us to protect ourselves from being the victim of identity theft. Firstly, we should check our credit report more often so that we can detect the problems early before it getting worse. We also can use a service where they will send to us notification every time our credit report changes.
Secondly, we should be careful with our financial information. We should not give out our identification number, credit card number, or social security number over the phone. We also should be careful to only give out information to a secured website. Lastly, we should shred every mail that contains our identity before putting it in the dustbin.
As the conclusion, we should try our very best to protect our identity. This is because, once our identity has been stolen, it will really bring disaster to our life.