According to identity theft statistics I found from the Bureau of Justice, over 16 million people were victims of identity theft just in the year of 2012.
Identity theft is becoming such a common occurrence in recent years and it is something far too many people have personal experience with.
No one wants to deal with identity theft. Identity theft can lead to headaches, a drop in your credit score, loss of money, and more. While some situations can be fixed in just a day, some identity theft situations can linger on for years and years.
Even I have been the victim of identity theft numerous times, mainly due to someone stealing my personal information when I was just a child.
Nothing has happened recently though, even though I have multiple accounts, many credit cards (all used for rewards points), and more, and I believe a lot of that has to do with the fact that I always make sure to be very careful with my personal information.
Below are my tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft. [Read more…]