While there are many ways for your identity to get stolen, the easiest way to become a victim of identity theft is by sharing personal information over the internet. If you aren't careful, criminals could steal your identity by finding any of the following:

  • Credit Card Information
  • Bank Account Number
  • Personal Identification

(driver's license, passport, etc.)

  • Stolen Passwords

How to protect your IDENTITY when your browsing the internet

  • Use more than one password
  • Use (not-so) random characters
  • Using any of the antivirus application for any electronic devices

Scams can be seen in two scenarios, fake emails and web messages popups

Some common scams messages would be:

  • "During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn't verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information."
  • We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity."
  • "Our records indicate that your account was overcharged. You must call us within 7 days to receive your refund."