Today, people live out their entire lives online. Studies have reinforced time and time again that if you are online, your chances of identity fraud skyrockets. A report from Pew Research Center states that 18% of online adults have had important information stolen. In addition, 21% of online adults have had an email or social networking account compromised.
To protect your information online, be sure to avoid providing personal information online and never on an unsecured wireless network. Only provide information to reputable companies and try to avoid clicking on links from your email. If you aren’t already, protect yourself with InfoArmor!
Source: Forbes, “Nearly a fifth of Americans Suffer Data Breach – Many risk ID theft.” April 14, 2014.