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Ways Identity Theft Can Happen

There are many ways identity thieves can steal your personal information – both online and offline. Some common ways identity thieves access unauthorized information are below:

  • Dumpster Diving – Rummaging through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
  • Skimming – Stealing credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.
  • Phishing – Pretending to be a financial institution, company or government agency and sending email or pop up messages to get you to reveal your personal information.
  • Hacking – Hacking into your email or other online accounts to access your personal information, or into a company’s database to access its records.
  • “Old-Fashioned” Stealing – Stealing wallets and purses, mail (including bank and credit card statements), pre-approved credit offers and new checks or tax information. They steal personnel records from their employers, or bribe employees who have access.