The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel report lists the received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints remained the number one gripe for consumers.
Consumers often think thieves steal identities only for financial gain. However, there are numerous other reasons thieves can take a liking to your identity – for medical procedures, tax refunds, and more.
Adam Levin, co-founder of Identity Theft 911 and founder of Credit.com, spoke with MarketWatch about what thieves target and what exposure points put your personally identifiable information (PII) at risk. Click to listen.