How can Identity Theft & Fraud occur?

  • Stealing mail from your mailbox
  • Dumpster diving: stealing identification information from your trash cans
  • Skimming credit cards: using a device (gas stations, ATMs) to record your credit card data
  • Phishing: thieves send emails that look official and request you click a link and supply ID and password information
  • Theft of your wallet or cellphone