Identity Theft Basics
Identity theft can take many forms and devastate your life in a variety of ways. For a clear understanding of how identity theft is committed and how pervasive the threat is, take a comprehensive look at the following articles.
Many college students think that using a fake ID to buy beer is a harmless, victimless crime. However, this is not the case -- learn more about the legal penalties for fake IDs.
Learn about the top identity theft risks facing Americans in this data-driven infographic.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you're not an identity theft victim. Get the telltale signs of victimization.
Botnets are networks of infected computers. Learn how your PC may be one of them.
Is it still "sibling rivalry" if your brother or sister assumes your identity?
Retailers that don't upgrade their data-loss prevention systems put consumers at risk for identity theft. Learn more about SSL encryption.
Is it identity theft or identity fraud if a thief uses your personal data to buy a new car? Get the facts.
Can a credit freeze actually put the illegal efforts of identity thieves on ice? Get informed.
Identity theft protection starts with you doing the right things. Avoid these five moves that can make you an easy target for identity theft.