As data breaches are increasing and thieves are finding more ways to hack into systems and accounts, it is more important than ever to take necessary steps to protect yourself.
As we become more reliant on technology, such as a smartphone, we open ourselves to different forms of identity fraud. According to a 2012 Javelin Strategy and Research study, social media users are twice as likely to become a victim of identity theft as people that do not utilize social media. Additionally, smartphone users have a 33% higher risk for identity theft than the average consumer.
Do you like playing games on your mobile phone or surfing the web on your computer while waiting at the airport? The newest scams take advantage of our ability to do “anything, anywhere.”
Social media sites seem to be harmless - millions of users reconnecting with old friends and colleagues, posting pictures from the latest vacation or even sending mass messages about a current activity.