North America’s fastest growing offence does not involve guns, or even physical violence. Today’s crooks have a new weapon of choice: your personal information. Committing identity theft is as easy as obtaining the right data and fraudulently using the information for personal advantage. It is a simple but personally and financially demoralizing process.
Identity theft occurs when a person obtains and uses another’s personal data for purposes of deception and fraud. In most cases, identity theft allows the perpetrator to benefit financially through gain of goods, money, or services. Read more . . .
There are a lot of movies out there that portray what a powerful criminal tool the internet is. Most of these give you an idea about hackers stealing document files online. But did you know that identity theft can happen on the internet as well?
In today’s world, the internet has become a haven for scam-artists and criminals. Most of these criminals gain access to passwords, personal data, and identifying information in order to gain access Read more . . .
Most people have heard of identity theft, but not everyone knows how it happens. The act of committing this malicious and dangerous crime may be simple or complex, and can be fascinating to study.
Identity theft happens when a thief assumes another individual’s identity and uses confidential information intended only for the owner’s exclusive use. Using the stolen name and important confidential information, the criminal commits Read more . . .