Learn How to Protect Your Identity
“Identity theft and identity fraud…refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Our personal information is everywhere. So are fraudsters.
Today, we’re all more connected than ever. Our personal information is in the hands of the government, social media sites, merchants, employers, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and virtually anyone with whom we have a relationship. And as identity security technology advances, so does the intelligence and technology of those seeking to access it maliciously.
Identity theft is more than just an inconvenience.
It’s ugly. It’s emotionally and financially draining, and it’s a problem that can rapidly spiral out of control. Identity thieves steal your most personal information: your social security number, your financial and bank account information, essentially your entire digital footprint. It’s not only a total invasion of your privacy; it’s also a tremendous inconvenience, stealing hours and hours of your time to resolve.
If you have a social security number, you are at risk.
Identity theft can happen at anytime, anywhere—and to anyone. Everyone is at risk, even children under 18 years old.
- Children | About 1.3 million children are victims of identity theft annually, and 50% are younger than 6 years old.
- College Students | The Federal Trade Commission reports college students are about 5 times more likely to be victims of identity theft.
- Working Adults | Nearly 75% of identity theft victims are between the ages of 20 and 59, the prime working years.
- Seniors | Every four minutes a senior citizen is a victim of identity theft.
We are committed to our members and will do everything in our power to ensure that you have control over your identity. From tax fraud to medical identity theft to new account openings, we combat all types of identity theft every day.