Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Identity Theft Victim Discovery Last for Months

Most identity theft victims time to actually discover this
crime of fraud has been committed against them falls into
two intervals. Disturbingly, over 40% of the victims do
not discover identity theft until much later than one would
think.













According to the latest statistics released by the F.T.C.,
the chart above summarizes the distribution of the typical
time required for consumers to discover they have become
an identity theft victim.

Conclusion - you may stand a 4 in 10 chance that identity
theft has already been committed against you from one
of the past high profile data security breaches.

So, our tip for today is to get your credit and background
profiles immediately. Also, you might also consider enrolling
in automatic credit monitoring which is now more commonly
available as an employee benefit or as an add-on option to your
banking accounts.

1 Comments:

At 9:25 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

In a slight twist to the Capital One commercial, for preventative identity theft - check to see "who's in your wallet".

 

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