Identity theft is the crime of using someone’s personal identifying information such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, username, passwords, phone number, e-mail or credit card numbers, and using this information to pretend to be that person in order to commit fraud.
To protect from identify theft:
- When entering any personal information on a website ensure that the connection is encrypted – i.e. the site URL starts with HTTPS not HTTP.
- Never send confidential information over e-mail
- Be vigilant of fake e-mails and phishing e-mails that try to steal your identity
- Do not store your credit card or personal information on untrusted websites.
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