Been offered a Job? Beware of Identity Theft

As the rate of unemployment rises in the U.S., so does the number of job search scams which stealing the identity of innocent job seekers.

The number of job search scams has increased against the people who are desperately seeking a source of income, exposing them to the risk of identity theft.

Lyn Chitow Oaks, the Chief Marketing Officer – TrustedID, the agency that provides Identity theft protection to businesses, individuals and families, has announced that the number of scams has burgeoned over the last 6 to 9 months due to the fall in the employment rate in the country.

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Identity Hi-Jacking: On and Offline

People live their lives through their laptops and cell phones. It is the repository of memories and aspirations and for a sizeable number of individuals, a computer is their only link to the world. It is not unusual for someone to consider their computers as their most prized possession. When that prized possession gets lost or stolen, the burglar knows that the real value of the laptop is not the price of the laptop but something else buried in the computer’s hard drive.

The real value of our phones and computers lies in the information it contains, much so that anybody can assume another identity based on the facts that are stored in the computer’s hard drive. Identity theft is very much a fact of life nowadays and is a consequence of our ever increasing reliance on information.

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