Identity theft is defined as a type of crime in which the thief or fraudster willfully hijacks and uses another person’s personal data for nefarious purposes including deception, fraud, or economic gain. They could steal your social security number, your driver’s license or medical insurance data, even your credit card and bank account details.
When this happens, there is, of course, a deep sense of personal violation and outrage. But the material impact can be equally, if not more, devastating. This infographic discusses various facets of identity theft and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Infographic by – InvestmentZen