Monday, October 31, 2005

Surprising facts about Id Theft

this is an audio post - click to play


Did you know most identity theft crimes are committed more frequently offline than online (meaning with the internet)?

Despite the growing fears of online fraud and identity theft, a recent survey by Javelin Strategy & Research indicates offline is more prevalent.

But, their study concludes that consumers who monitor their accounts online experience financial losses that were 1/8th of those who just monitor their monthly paper based statements.

The key takeaways for this audio post:

1) Offline is more frequent for id theft
2) Online is a better monitoring medium

This has been another quick factoid from Id Theft Secrets Blog.

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