Identity theft is becoming easier and easier to commit as everything about our lives becomes digitized and computerized.
In 2014, over 17.6 million Americans had their identity stolen, and 86 percent of these thefts were a result of existing debit or credit cards. Which makes sense, because we pay for everything with credit or debit cards these days.
But it goes beyond this. We make purchases on our phones. We connect to public WIFI. We fill out our social security number on forms even when it’s not required. If anything, it’s surprising that those numbers aren’t higher!
In fact, there are so many ways to steal another person’s identity that sometimes you might not even realize that you’ve done something that can be considered a crime.…