Personal, criminal and insurance records are not things you typically think to monitor. But opportunistic thieves can exploit your good name for all it’s worth.
How do other types of identity theft occur?
Identity thieves can use your personal information for a long list of crimes. They can subscribe to magazines, rent an apartment, obtain car insurance and a whole lot more. The crimes may seem small, but the effects can really add up. Anything tied to your personal information could be affected.
What are the effects of other types of identity theft?
Most cases of identity theft go unnoticed until you are notified by an outside source like a bank or credit union.1 Until you catch the crime, identity thieves could be busy racking up debt and distorting your records. You could end up having to pay off large bills, and your credit could be negatively affected. With so many ways that an identity thief could use your information, the possible effects are endless.
- Identity theft schemes classified as “other” make up 23% of identity theft complaints.2
1 Javelin Strategy & Research. “2012 Identity Fraud Report: Social Media and Mobile Forming the New Fraud Frontier.”
2 Federal Trace Commission. “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book For January – December 2011.”February 2012.
† Federal Trade Commission. “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book For
January – December 2011.” February 2012.
† Javelin Strategy & Research. "2012 Identity Fraud Report: Social Media and Mobile Forming
the New Fraud Frontier." February 2012.