It’s a fact – the crime of identity theft is growing. According to Javelin Research, their 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report found that Identity fraud has risen to 11.1 million US victims, which is up 12% from 9.9 million in 2008.With this staggering statistic in mind, protecting your identity must be a top priority.
Simple steps to increase your online security include: keeping operating systems updated, configuring passwords to protect wireless networks and using unique passwords for secure sites (and ensuring these passwords include numbers or capitalized letters). Yet, while online theft might garner the bulk of the media attention, low-tech forms of identity theft such as stolen documents and wallets account for 43% all crimes!
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