Identity theft is an increasing crime in the United States. With everyone sharing information and purchasing products online, it's easier than ever for criminals to obtain personal information. That's why it's important to be proactive and protect yourself as much as possible from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Join Personal Finance Coach Greg Pare as he talks about Tax Fraud and gives you a simple, informative quiz to assess your risk of identity theft. 1 out of 20 adults in the United States had their identities stolen - and those figures are only from people who realized they were victims and report the crime. Many cases of identity theft go unreported. It can take years until the person discovers their identity has been stolen and, unfortunately, many people are embarrassed or ashamed, so they don't report a crime.
Determining the link between data breaches and identity theft is challenging, primarily because identity theft victims often do not know how their personal information was obtained, and identity theft is not always detectable by the individual victims. What can you do to reduce the chance that your identity will be compromised?
In addtion to the interactive quiz, participants will be given a list of action items to begin implementing immediately to help stop identity theft.