Identity Theft: How is it done?

Saw this great article at Ladner Business Asssociation’s website:


  • Dumpster Diving—Going through your trash.
  • Skimming—Storing your credit card number in a special storage device when processing your card.
  • Phishing—Pretending to be a financial institution and sending scam alerts to get your personal information.
  • Changing Your Address—Completing a change of address form to get your mail and personal statements.
  • Stealing—Taking your purse, wallet, mail, pre-approved credit cards, new checks, personnel files from work, or tax information.

For tips on how to prevent identity theft check out their article @ LBA’s Identity Theft Weekly Tips

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