A common scenario is to go out to eat at the restaurant and pay by credit card. Elproblema occurs when you receive your next bill from the credit card and see charges of several hundred dollars for the things you did not buy! In the restaurant the most likely scenario is that the employee probably ran the credit card twice, once for the meal charge and a second time in a magnetic card reader. The employee data is copied into a blank credit card and sold it to a third party or used personally. This is not limited to restaurants, of course – the threat that exists in any retail store where you present your credit card. Theft of garbage: Your trash is another person's new identity Another common "live" location for identity theft – Represent nearly 5% of such crimes, according to Javelin research – is rubbish. If you can not dispose of personal information containing account numbers, addresses and dates of birth, which is easier to "dumpster divers" to obtain valuable information and steal your identity.
Often, those seekers of garbage will focus on upscale neighborhoods. They pick up garbage bags on collection day, take your house and rummage through them for "gold." Gold may include pre-approved credit cards, discarded bills, and a large amount of information containing social security numbers, credit card numbers and more. Tax season is a particularly prosperous time for dumpster divers as people dispose of old receipts and financial records carelessly. Mail Theft: Participate in the U.S.