5 Classic Identity Theft Scams You Need to Know About


According to Javelin Strategy & Research‚ in 2010‚ 8.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.1 Which has to make you wonder‚ how exactly can criminals get your personal information? Many people don’t realize there are really just a handful of tried and true identity theft scams which result in the majority of the cases of identity theft.

Take a look at five of the most common identity theft scams:

1 Source: ©2011 Javelin Strategy & Research. 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report‚ February 2011.

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