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Don`t Become A Victim Of Identity Theft

Identity of theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, like your name, your birthday, telephone number, or credit card numbe without your knowledge, in order to commit fraud or related crime. Its important to take certain steps to minimize the potential threat from identity theft if your information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen.

The following are some of the method used by thieft you get hold of your information:-

1) Dumpster Diving
- Looking in rubbish bin for bill or other disposed documents with your personal information
on it.

2) Skimming
- Stealing credit/debit card numbers of information stored on them, by using the special
device that can read your card.

3) Phishing
- Someone pretending to be a financial institution or company and then send spam or pop-up
message to get you to reveal your personal information.

4) Changing Your Address
- They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change of address
form. In this way, they will receive all your statements.

5) Pretexting
- Someone pretending to be you and obtain your personal information from financial
institutions, telephone companies and othes.

'Let`s Make The Internet A Safer Place'

p/s This tips i get from Cybersecurity Malaysia.-CyberSafe


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