The most common type of identity theft is in the area of finances. Someone tries to gain financial benefits using another person’s name. This includes getting credit cards, loans, goods and services, and claiming to be someone else.
These thieves can acquire your financial in numerous ways- from digging through your trash, accessing old phones or computers and even using “contactless” card readers to steal your credit card information.
What to do:
We recommend that anyone who has been a victim of identity theft go to the Federal Trade Commission- Identity Theft Page.
They have great tips on what to do immediately and how to protect yourself in the future.