Dec 18, 2014
Victims of Identity Theft Regret Steps They Could Have Taken Identity Theft, Fraud, Stolen Credit Cards, Credit Repair
The levels of criminal fraud and identity theft in this country have finally reached a critical mass. Whatever trust there might have been in the past, has been replaced by fear and suspicion. Every day, personal identity is stolen from millions of people, without them knowing it.
The Federal Trade Commission defines this (as if you couldnt figure it out for yourself): Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve.
People ask the government to protect them, but the best protection starts with a plan to correct, monitor and respond to attacks that are inevitable. Few people havent heard of the reportedly 100-Million+ customers whose information was stolen by hackers getting into the data centers of such huge retailers like Home Depot and Target.
There are simple, inexpensive steps an individual can take to defend against this rampant crime. A number of different credit-protection and repair programs have popped up over the years to help people take steps before AND after a problem shows up.
A comparison chart of the different providers is available on request by email to those who have serious concerns about the rampant fraud taking place of peoples identities. The best defense is a good offense, but it starts with each person taking the steps first to protect their financial house.
Original Source: http://www.i-newswire.com/press-release/identity-theft-the-worlds-fastest-growing-industry