Identity Theft Myths
Myth: If I am careful no one can steal my identity.
Fact: No one can prevent identity theft. As long as you have a cyber footprint theives will attempt to steal your identity.
Myth: Credit freezing will keep me safe
Fact: There are so many types of identity thefts. Some thefts that don’t include credit are tax fraud, employment fraud and medical fraud.
Myth: I use a security suite so I am safe
Fact: Identity theft not only happens online and on your personal devices but can also happen in person, such as driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc.
Myth: I shred my documents so I am safe
Fact: Not all identity theft happens with documents. Cyber theft is stealing of your information online.
Myth: Identity theft does not affect children
Fact: Your child’s social security number is a prime target. They don’t have credit history, so it is easier for a theft to use.