Who Is at Risk? Everyone

Who Is at Risk? Everyone!

Anyone who has an email address or that uses the Internet is a potential victim of phishing scams. Victims of identity theft cross age and gender boundaries almost equally. Even children and teenagers have been targeted . Mac and PC users alike are at risk.

You don't even have to be alive to be a victim of identity theft. One particular insipid technique is what police call tombstone shopping . A crook searches for the death of a child, perhaps by researching deaths at a public library or even visiting a graveyard. The criminal looks for someone who was born in one jurisdiction and died in another. Then she applies for a birth certificate at the dead child's place of birth. After they have that document, a whole new individual can be resurrected on paper and applications for government identity documents can be made.

Absolute Beginners Guide To. Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
ISBN: 0789734591
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 168

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