Identity theft is one of the world's fastest growing crimes. In fact, identity theft has been named as the fastest growing crime in America. The crime is committed when an unauthorized individual or party deliberately and fraudulently represent themselves as another individual or party ( usually with the result of personal financial gain). Identity theft can happen to anyone and anywhere, regardless of educational status, social status, race, gender, color, religion or ethnic orientation.
"Identity theft is a serious crime.
It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft can cost you time and money.
It can destroy your credit and ruin your good name.." - FTC.gov
Recent survey shows that the most common identity theft victims are middle-aged married
females, divorcees, or those that make more than $75,000 a year. And More than half of the victims discovered the theft on their own. Identity theft is a difficult crime for most victims because they are presented with a
time-consuming, confusing and difficult situation
and are not sure how to even begin. It is very important that you try and compose yourself and take action
immediately, because time is of the essence when dealing with this crime. You do not want more
damages done by the perpetrator. It is highly imperative that you act quickly.
LifeLock provides a proactive
identity theft service, specializing in the prevention of
identity theft. It was established in 2005 and has quickly
grown to be one of the industry leaders
in Identity Protection.
works on multiple fronts to help equip consumers with the
power and resources to manage and protect their credit and personal information. TrustedIDís flagship product IDFreeze provides proactive identity theft protection with a suite of services to help reduce the number of Americans exposed to identity theft and credit fraud.