It’s the fastest growing crime in America today. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), more than 17.6 million U.S. residents fell victim to it in 2014 alone. It’s identity theft, and it can rob victims of their hard-earned money and sense of safety.
Identify theft can come in many forms. In general, it involves a thief obtaining your social security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, or other personal information to defraud you. Despite the prevalence of identity theft, there is a smart and simple way to protect yourself – to stay informed.
To assist you, The Village Bank has provided these helpful articles and important information.