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Identity theft is on the rise

This is Your Warning.

Per Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, hackers and cyber criminals are diversifying their targets and constantly inventing new and stealthier ways to commit identity theft and fraud.

Cyber attacks are more ambitious than ever.

The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 100 million.
The odds of being a victim of identity theft are 1 in 15.

Are you safe? Do you trust your chances?

The following statistics WILL scare you.

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Your Identity is At Risk

A lof ot people think that this type of criminal activity is somewhat rare, but your chances of being a victim are much higher than you think they are.

Consider these startling statistics from major data breaches alone.

Capital One (bank and credit cards): 100 million records exposed on July 29, 2019. 
Facebook (social media): 87 million records were exposed.
Equifax: (largest U.S. credit bureau): personal data exposed of 145 million people, including Social Security numbers in 2017.
Marriott International (hotels and lodgings): 500 million records were exposed in November of 2018.
Exactis (marketing firm): 340 million records were exposed in June.
Under Armour (apparel store): 150 million were exposed.
MyHeritage (genealogy): 92 million records exposed. 

Have you heard of these brands and services?

Have you used them?

These are just a few of the major data breaches, exposing your personal information, from cyber criminals.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that the likely annual cost to the global economy from cyber crime is $445 billion a year.

Without the right protection, you are not safe.

Identity Theft by State

Identity Theft United States Map

As seen in the above map, identity theft happens everywhere in the United States. No matter if you live in the north, south, east, west, or live in an urban or rural area, identity theft strikes Americans nationwide. 

The top 10 states with the most identity theft per capita are California, Texas, Florida, New York, Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado and Georgia.

 

Shocking Statistics that Will Scare You

  • There’s a new victim of identity theft every 2 seconds.
  • 33 percent of U.S. adults have experienced identity theft at some point.
  • 1 out of 5 victims of identity theft have experienced it more than once.
  • 1 out of 15 people became victims of identity fraud in 2017.
  • The Federal Trade Commission processed 1.4 million fraud reports totaling $1.48 billion in losses in 2018, and estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have had their identities stolen each year.

You could be next. Don’t let identity fraud ruin your credit, or the lives of you and your family.

How Thieves Steal Your Identity

There are dozens of ways criminals use to gain access to your personal data and steal your identity. Here are the most common.

Online methods:

  1. Credit Card Theft: Credit card fraud is the number one form of theft, accounting for 40 percent of all fraud reports. Most of us use credit cards everywhere, from online, to department and grocery stores, or even hair salons. Your credit card passes through countless hands and terminals, offering the most opportunities for a thief to steal your credit card number. 
  2. Websites: Be wary of unsecure websites. There’s a chance your personal information can be stolen whenever you shop or make a transaction online. If the website doesn’t have https:// at the beginning (or the lock symbol), that means the site is not secure.
  3. Email: Phishing scams are not a new tactic and still prevalent today. You’ve probably seen one, where an email prompts you to enter personal information such as your address or bank account. Sometimes they can appear in which a thief poses as a real organization, agency or company.
  4. Hacking: Thieves hack into computer systems, whether personal or businesses, downloading your information from computer servers, resulting in a data breach.

Offline methods:

  1. Social Engineering: Some thieves steal your information directly from you. They may ask you questions, or listen to conversations you have with other people. Others may look over your shoulder to see your PIN when using the ATM or credit card numbers you have on your or your smartphone. You may be giving out information such as addresses, account numbers or passwords without even realizing it.
  2. Imposters: Thieves might pretend to be your employer, landlord or another agency to gain access to your credit report. They call banks, utility companies or other organizations you are connected with, pretending to be someone else to steal your personal information.
  3. Snail Mail: A lot of personal information comes through our mail, whether it’s bank or credit card statements, utility bills, or any number of services you may have an account with. Some thieves will go directly to your mailbox to steal it, while others wait until you discard your trash and go “dumper diving.”

Protect Yourself Before It's Too Late

There are things you can do to lower your risk of identity theft, like be mindful of where you use your credit card, never give out your password, and shred your mail before putting it in the trash.

However, many factors (like data breaches) are out of your control

You deserve to know the personal information of you and your family is safe.

Guarantee your good name. The experts at Identity IQ provide a host of features that set it apart from other credit monitoring services.

  • Credit Reports (Three Bureau Credit Reports)  
  • Credit Monitoring and Real-time Alerts from Transunion
  • Credit Scores
  • Fraud Alert 
  • $1 million dollars of ID Theft Coverage
  • ID Fraud Restoration Specialist
  • Dark Web & Internet Monitoring
  • Lost Wallet Assistance
  • Opt-out IQ (Junk Mail/Do Not Call List)
  • Checking Account Report
  • Family Protection
Yes, with Identity IQ, even your entire family is protected. Children are especially vulnerable! 
 
Identity theft of children often goes unnoticed until they reach adulthood. Over 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of identity theft in 2017, costing families $540 million in out-of-pocket expenses.
 
Act now before it’s too late! Get the protection you need and stop thieves dead in their tracks!

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