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AOL Digital Matters - identity theft

You’re More Likely to Become A Victim of ID Theft If You Do This…

Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year? Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which a thief steals key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security number or driver’s license number, in order to impersonate you, usually for financial gain. …

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People with the Highest Chances of Becoming ID Theft Victims

Original post by Identity Guard After data breaches in 2017 that potentially exposed millions of people’s information, identity theft has risen to the top of the worry list for many people. While the long-term effects of last year’s breaches are still developing, consumers are becoming more aware of different behaviors that could put their identity …

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Your Social Security at Risk With Major Online Data Breaches

It’s no exaggeration. A recent data breach at Equifax, a major U.S. credit-reporting company, has left the personal information of 143 million consumers exposed to online thieves and hackers. The stolen personal information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. That’s not the worst of it. Experts warn that these data breaches …

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What Really Happens When You Hit ‘Delete’?

Don’t you sometimes wish that life had a DELETE button? You say something stupid to your spouse, just hit delete. You burp in front of the CEO, just hit delete. At least your computer has a delete button. Well, yes–and no. When you delete a document, it goes into your Trash folder. But it’s still …

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