Identity theft occurs when personal information has been compromised and used to commit fraud or theft. During the course of the day, there are many occasions when checks are written, purchases are made with credit cards, or information is sent and received through the mail. These normal transactions can result in the theft of a person's credit identity. You can minimize the risk by managing credit information carefully and responsibly.
Identity can be gained through:
What YOU Can Do To Protect YOURSELF and OTHERS
Someone may have the desire to victimize you and you cannot do much to curb their desire.
Someone may have the ability to victimize you and you cannot do anything to reduce their abilities.
The KEY is OPPORTUNITY - take away the opportunity to be victimized!
Take away the easy access to YOUR personal information - secure it. Think like an ID Thief. Where would they look in your residence or vehicle for this information? Get creative when securing your personal information. Make it difficult to find!