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What information do hackers need to steal your identity?
Many online services require users to fill in personal details such as full name, home address and credit card number. Criminals steal this data from online accounts to commit identity theft, such as using the victim’s credit card or taking loans in their name.
What information do identity thieves look for?
This information includes your name, date of birth, Social Security number (SSN), address, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, phone number, and passwords.
What documents can be used for identity theft?
3. Report the loss or theft of identity credentials to the issuing organisation
- birth certificate.
- driver licence.
- credit cards.
- digital credentials (such as your username and password).
What should I do if my identity has been stolen?
If your identity is stolen, you should notify the authorities along with your bank and credit card providers, and immediately review your credit report to look for fraudulent activity.
How can you prevent your identity from being stolen?
Here are 10 ways to protect yourself from identity theft: Always keep track of sensitive material Store your driver’s license, Social Security card, passport and other important documents in a safe place. Always shred credit card offers, bank statements and receipts.
How can fraudsters steal your identity information?
Phishing is one of the most common types of online frauds where fraudsters steal your personal information by posing as a registered company or a genuine person. Phishing involves fraudsters sending fake emails and hyperlinks with the intention of stealing the user’s banking and other sensitive financial information.
How do you report a stolen identity?
Notify local police. To file a report, go to your local police department with a copy of your FTC complaint, a government-issued photo ID, proof of address and proof of the theft (i.e. credit card statements). Ask the police to attach your FTC complaint, and be sure to take home a copy of the report.