June 16, 2024

Jeff Shirk

Transparent Books

5 Reasons Why Identity Protection Matters

Introduction

Whether you’re an individual or part of a family, identity protection is important. From preventing cyber criminals from targeting your digital information to protecting yourself from fraud and medical identity theft, there are many reasons why it’s important to protect your identity.

Cyber criminals are targeting your identity.

Cyber criminals are targeting your identity. They’re stealing information to commit fraud and other crimes, and they can use it to steal your identity. Identity thieves may even use the information from one victim’s credit card or bank account to make fraudulent purchases that will show up on their credit reports, causing them to have problems with lenders for years to come.

You need to protect yourself from ID theft.

The first step to protecting yourself from identity theft is understanding what it is. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information, like your name and social security number, in order to open credit cards or take out loans in your name. This can happen to anyone at any time–even if you’re careful with your personal information and don’t leave sensitive documents lying around in public places.

When someone steals your identity they’ll use it for malicious purposes like purchasing merchandise or services on credit cards that are attached to their victim’s bank account (or worse). In addition to damaging financial accounts, this crime can also affect the victim’s reputation because their credit score will drop as soon as new accounts appear on their report without their knowledge or consent. The effects of having one’s identity stolen are far reaching: from paying higher interest rates on loans due to bad marks on one’s credit report all the way up through having one’s wages garnished by collectors demanding payment for these fraudulent debts!

The good news is there are steps we can take now so that we don’t become victims later down the road.”

You could be a victim of medical identity theft.

You could be a victim of medical identity theft. Medical identity theft is a real threat, and it can cause serious harm to your health. Medical identity theft is also difficult to detect, so you may not even know that it’s happening until it’s too late. Here are five things you should know about medical identity theft:

  • It’s more common than you think
  • It can cost you a lot of money
  • It can be difficult to detect

Identity protection can help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Identity protection can help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Identity theft is a serious crime that affects millions of people each year and costs billions of dollars in lost time, money and resources. Identity thieves can steal your personal information from many places–including the Internet, mailboxes, trash cans or even from others who know you well (such as family members). Once they have your information they use it for their own financial gain by opening accounts in your name or applying for loans using your Social Security number. If this happens to you then chances are good that someone else will end up paying those bills!

You can protect your family, too.

You can also protect your family from identity theft. As a parent, you want to make sure that your children are safe from cybercrime and fraud. In today’s digital world, it’s important for them to understand how their information is being used online so they know how to protect themselves from identity theft as they grow up.

It’s important for everyone in our society–from children through adults–to take steps toward protecting themselves from cybercrime by practicing good habits like watching out for phishing scams and avoiding sites that ask for personal information without first verifying who they really are (the “lock” icon next to their address bar).

The more you know about identity protection, the better prepared you’ll be!

As you can see, it’s not just about you. Identity theft can affect your family as well.

Your best defense against identity theft is to know what makes a good password and then use it on all of your online accounts. If someone gets access to one of your accounts, they will then have access to all of them because they’ll be able to reset the passwords with information from any other account where you used that same password (which is probably most of them).

The best way for me to explain this is through an example: Let’s say I have an account with Amazon and use my favorite sports team as my password for everything else online–including Facebook! A hacker gets into my Amazon account by guessing at possible passwords until one works (this happens often). He now has access not only

to all my orders but also anything else where I used that same password! Here are some tips on creating strong passwords:

Conclusion

There is no doubt that identity protection matters. In fact, it’s one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family. While there are many ways to protect yourself from identity theft, it’s important that you know which ones work best for your situation–and then act on them! If you need help getting started with this process or finding more information about how best to protect yourself from fraudsters and cyber criminals, contact us today at (800) 336-4919 or visit our website at www _____ .