Important papers could be lost and then found again, but quite possibly the wrong person as many of us clean out closets and make donations. Don’t let it happen to you.
Identity Theft Prevention
The reason “double-swiping” has become common among retailers is because it is often used for customer loyalty programs, record-keeping or other aspects of the retail-operations.
Criminals are obtaining partial credit card information and then calling the victims posing as members of the Security and Fraud Department of your credit card. After giving you the information they have for your card, they then ask you about a suspicious purchase that never happened.
They offer any number of things to make it look like it is on the up and up. Live customer support, live chat, technical support and so on are all available to make it look legit.
The fraud is multifaceted and includes fraud of the victims, fraud of the system and insurance fraud to name a few.
Criminals are quickly running through the magnetic strip way of doing business. They can literally steal our identities right out of our wallets without our even taking them out.
Like any other social media site, anyone can see your kid’s pictures if they don’t set the account to private. If the kid posts a picture at the park with friends and the account is set to public, anyone can know where your kid is, what they look like and who they are with. The danger is obvious.
These medical supply houses will hound a Medicare recipient sometimes up to three times a day to try to get their information or help. There are a ton of warning signals that jump out where these fraudulent companies are operating. Keep an eye out for:
Cyber impersonation is hardly something new. As long as there have been online profiles there have been criminals looking to take advantage where they can. Katie’s parents are currently trying to decide if they should pursue things further either criminally or simply to bring attention to the crime.
For the last several years the data has not changed hardly at all. By far, the easiest way for criminals to get your information is to ask for it…..and they do. Because we are not forcing a change, they simply keep on doing the same thing.