Each year, thousands of identity theft and identity documents forgery happened. A thief used to need a physical identity card or cheque to perform wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain, but today, online banking or financial transaction have made identity theft criminals much more vulnerable and easier to happen.
Tips To Prevent Your Identity From Being Stolen
• Don’t reveal personal data on any websites, or searchable databases.
• Ensure your house mail box is locked as someone may rummage through your mail box while nobody’s at home.
• Information is pulled from an ATM machine by a small device attached to the card reader (called skimming). Always stay alert and beware of anything that looks suspicious.
• Beware if someone contacts you via phone claiming there is a problem with your account” and start asking you to give them sensitive personal data. Do not entertain it, directly call a official or verified phone number or check over the counter to clear your doubts.
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