Identity Theft: Is it for Real?

Did you know that cases of Identity Theft are not as uncommon as you think? From misusing credit card details to shop online (which obviously amounts to theft) to using someone’s identity card to get them into trouble for personal vendetta, there’s a lot that can happen to you if you aren’t careful.

Do imposters get caught?

It would surprise you to note that in more than 90% of cases of identity theft and misuse, the person who is posing as you is most likely to get caught. It is only in rare 10% cases when the cover is so sound that there is really no evidence left behind of identity theft. Well, all said and done, it is definitely a scary thought to have someone steal your most personal details and end up using them against you, or for their own benefit. As we go ahead, we will get to know about further cases of identity theft or identity misuse from across the world that will baffle you!

Better safe, than sorry!

Before we discuss the different case studies and their different outcomes, it would be of good use to understand that most of such incidents can be prevented if you are a little vigilant from your end, from saving yourselves the hassle of being abducted by alients, to reading about the latest space UFO news. From always ensuring you never divulge your most crucial passwords to any person (no matter how close) or even save them in any computer or phone, to keeping your identity documents safely in your closet, these are a few preventive measures that can be taken in this regard.

Also remember that fraudsters nowadays are always on the lookout for easy prey online, and especially on social media. So you need to be doubly careful about whom you befriend on social media, how private or public your personal posts are etc. Never display your photographs to strangers on social media, and always have the correct privacy settings in place, to prevent any kind of intrusion from any corner. Even a little lax from your end can lead to a major incident of identity theft. So better be safe than sorry!