ACA Cast: “Identity Theft: Don’t Fall Victim to the Threat”

Securing personal information and communicating with debt collectors are crucial steps to protecting finances in today’s digital world.

6/17/2019 11:00 AM

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ACA Cast: “Identity Theft: Don’t Fall Victim to the Threat”

The statistics are staggering. The financial losses attributed to identify theft also seem to increase each year despite education campaigns warning consumers of dangers related to sharing personal information, failing to change a password or accidentally clicking on a phishing scam.

Credit reporting giant Experian noted that nearly 158 million Social Security numbers were exposed in 2017, while upward of 14.2 million credit card numbers were compromised. If that’s not enough, in 2018 there were 1,579 data breaches exposing nearly 179 million records. With statistics like that, consumers would be wise to keep a watchful eye on credit reports, bank accounts and all other financial material.

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