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Protect Your Online Reputation From Identity Theft

Protect Your Online Reputation From Identity Theft

The greatest risk confronting computers and many online users is identity theft. Identity theft usually occurs when someone misuses one’s personal information to commit any fraud or crimes. The information may include your name, phone number, personal or social security number, password or credit card number.

So it is highly essential for individuals to get protection against identity theft. You might get your credit card statement with unknown charges or some of your highly confidential information (whether it is personal or professional) being displayed in a social networking site. Therefore to get rid of such unfortunate instances, privacy protection is must. Misuse of your personal information will surely damage your online reputation and will lead to many losses including negative impression to others.

Now the question arises, how is identity theft done? It generally starts with the misuse of your personal details including your financial information. Skilled online identity thieves may use different methods to get hold of your information that may include:

1 .Dumpster diving – they ransack through trash looking for bills or other confidential papers with personal information in it.

2. Skimming – they steal debit/credit card numbers by using …