Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Seven techniques used by ID thieves

The Pittsburgh Channel (via Yahoo! News) is running an article entitled "The 7 Forms Of ID Theft". It highlights, in a summary way, the principal ways that identity thieves get their hands on personal information:

"1. Stealing company data with your personal information.
2. Pretexting.
3. Dumpster diving.
4. Outgoing mail theft.
5. Account takeover.
6. Skimming.
7. Raiding your old computer."

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