In these modern times we are identified simply by numbers and identifiers that are assigned to us. All of our information, accounts, privileges are tied to these identifiers. Thieves steal because it is incredibly easy, highly profitable and rarely are they caught.
Criminals don’t want your money. THEY WANT YOUR IDENTITY. Tax returns. Medical claims. Social Security claims. Personal loans. But in the end, you are GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT
This newsletter will describe only one of the types with more to come in the future.
Synthetic- identityfraud. It’s one of the fastest growing forms of identity crimes, the Justice Department says, and among the hardest to combat. The New ID Theft: Millions of Credit Applicants Who Don’t Exist Synthetic-identity fraud is one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft—and the hardest to spot and combat. Scammers use phony names and unused Social Security Numbers (from children, the elderly and dead people)