Types of Identity Theft that You Need to Know

Postal service, the internet, and the use of financial automation are examples of how information sharing and technology can increase the efficiency and convenience of how people do business. Unfortunately, identity thieves exploit this technology in order to access your personal and financial information. Don't let criminals steal or ruin the reputation that you worked so hard to build; make sure that you are aware of the different types of identity theft that could potentially affect you.

Credit Fraud

Credit fraud is when someone uses your personal information to access credit in your name. This can take the form of a credit card, loan, or financing. Credit fraud could destroy the reputations that you have built with lenders, but there are ways to identify this crime before it causes major damage. Regular monitoring of your credit can bring fraudulent activity to light. Identity Guard® offers credit monitoring with prompt alerts that can help you fight credit fraud more quickly than monitoring on your own.

Identity Fraud

If your personal identification is stolen, identity thieves could potentially commit crimes, or even get married in your name. To combat this from happening, try not to share personal information on social media, use secure web passwords and engage in identity and public record monitoring. Identity Guard offers identity and public record monitoring supported by prompt alerts to let you know when certain activity occurs which may indicate someone is claiming to be you.

Whether you're looking for comprehensive protection that includes your public records‚ credit files‚ monitoring and alerts‚ PC, and online protection and more‚ or if you simply need core protection with basic access to your credit reports and scores* — we've got you covered. Now that you are aware of identity theft types, learn more about the plans that Identity Guard offers to help you protect your identity