Have you ever noticed a strange charge on a credit card, errors on your credit report or an important piece of mail that never shows up? If so, you need to take a closer look to make sure you are not a victim of identity theft.
Identity Theft can be committed in a number of ways ranging from someone stealing your physical mail to hackers using phishing schemes to get into your computer and taking all of your passwords and user names. In a best-case scenario, the identity fraud has no impact on you but in more severe cases your entire credit history and reputation can be impacted taking months or years to repair.
Identity thieves seek out as much information as possible about you but they generally look to obtain the following details among others:
Identity thieves use your information to carry out these criminal acts:
Here are a few of the signs that you may be a victim of identity thieves: