Identity Theft Leads Consumer Complaints Again

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Protecting Yourself Against The Digital Shift In Identity Theft

A recent Federal Trade Commission report stated that identity theft was again the number 1 consumer complaint in 2014.

This news is coming out just as the Guardian is reporting that the new Apple Pay platform has been targeted to steal credit card details, and the popular online tax platform, Turbo Tax, had to suspend E-Filings due to fraud concerns.

It is important that you stay on top of your identity health and financial information with the ease, access and breadth of usage in this increasingly digital age.

What Can You Do To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft?

Document shredding used to be king when it came to keeping your identity out of criminals hands. It is still an important part of keeping your information safe, but now you must also be wary of online predators who are trying to pry your information from you, or websites that you trust.

Ways To Keep Safe Online

  • Change your passwords regularly
  • Don’t share private information on websites that aren’t wrapped in an SSL
  • Monitor bank accounts and credit information regularly
  • Don’t share your email address with unknown sources
  • Don’t click on random links delivered in emails
  • Don’t share personal information on social media

Staying vigilant when it comes to how you share your information online is important to preventing yourself from becoming part of the 18% of online U.S. adults who had “important information stolen” as of 2014. Consider financial health an important part of overall health.

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