When you hear the term ‘Identity Theft’ you usually think about someone stealing your identity online. But the truth is that the majority of identity theft—nearly 75 percent—happens in the real world. Real world situations where you identity might be stolen including shopping, taking your trash out, and having your purse or wallet stolen.
Any time you’re in a situation where there are a lot of people, you run the risk of having your purse or wallet stolen.
It’s a simple theft, really. Someone bumps into you and the next time you reach for your wallet, it’s gone. Or you set you purse down on the shelf for just a second to look at something and when you reach for it, it’s gone.
...Identity thieves steal identities because it’s an opportunity to make a little extra cash. Don’t make it convenient for them.
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