Social Security identity theft is Big business and everyone is at risk to become a victim of this devastating crime.
Did you know stealing your SSN# allows the thief to impersonate you, steal your identity, and wipe out your accounts in seconds?
Over 10 million people are affected by identity theft each year.
This crime is increasing in numbers at an extremely rapid rate.
If you become a victim of this vicious crime, it can affect whether you are able to open a credit account, have a loan or mortgage.
The crime was committed by the thief that stole his identity, using his name.
Go to social security news to learn more ways you have become a target.
We used to feel our personal information was safe when given to a company. Unfortunately, this is simply not true.
There are over 10 million New identity theft cases every year and over half of these cases originate from an employer, place of business, local, state or federal government.
This involves anyone that has a Federal Tax ID, business name, account information, business indicia and identifiers of employees and management.
Omg! My own bank had the identity of thousands of clients stolen recently.
For more ways to protect yourself see, social security news.
Our social security number literally defines our life. If you lose this, you completely lose your identity.
Do you know if someone is using your social security number to find a job?
If they are, you have not only the Social Security Administration to worry about, but the IRS as well.
If that isn’t enough, your credit will most also be in jeopardy.
If you receive Social Security benefits, your yearly Social Security Benefit Estimate Statement and Social Security Earnings always list all of your earnings that post to your record.
Also listed is an estimate of benefits for you and your family.
Extremely helpful is the fact that it can also tip you off if a criminal has stolen your identity for employment reasons.
There are many ways to prevent identity theft, and you must keep yourself apprised as to what is going on that could affect every area of your life.
There are only a few instances you need to show your social security card, one being applying for a job.
Many times I have been asked to confirm my personal information over the phone or online in emails.
When asked, just tell the person asking for it that you are sorry, but you don’t give out that kind of information.
If it’s an email, don’t reply.
Our social security number is used on most every piece of personal information we fill out.
Credit card companies, doctors, mortgage and loan companies, and every company we have a bill with has this information on file.
This leaves you at risk in a huge way, and easily leaves you open and vulnerable for this type of ID theft.
Keep Social Security identity theft from making you a victim. Knowledge and taking action are the keys to keeping you and your loved ones safe.