The biggest danger for identity theft

It is generally considered that traditional offline dangers of identity theft are more real than technology driven ones. Amanda Welsh (Identity Theft blog) suggests that this is not exactly so. Although an individual may be safe against most common online identity threats, provided he takes some measures to locate and secure personal information on his computer, the increase of highly interconnected databases maintained by business corporations and various government institutions is, indeed, where the biggest danger for identity theft probably lies. However, it is hard to track identity theft cases, as most people usually don’t know, how their information is stolen. This seems to prove they were not the cause of their identity problems. “Just because someone doesn’t choose to be online, that doesn’t mean their data isn’t. ”

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