Apollo Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
What was the number one emergency that consumers brought to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012? The answer is identity theft.
Compromised personal information and its illegal use topped the list of more than 2 million complaints logged with the FTC, last year. Clearly, people need to know what they can do to avoid adding their own crisis to that scenario.
The best response, of course, is good information, and CreditLoan.com has created a new set of five strategies that consumers can implement right now to help ensure their identities stay safely where they belong — under their own control.
In the digital space, the perpetrators of identity theft are more savvy than ever. It's not just your credit card and Social Security numbers that are at stake. Although every consumer still needs to protect those bits of sensitive data, new frontiers are equally important. CreditLoan.com's tips cover what's new about identity-theft prevention.
— As of 2013 there are more mobile devices on the planet than people. Learn what kind of personal business you should avoid doing with yours, and how connectivity in public spaces isn't just convenient for you, it's convenient for thieves as well.
— It's an online world, do you know where your child's personal information is? Advice on how to protect your young ones' identities, which the FTC warns are increasingly useful to the criminals who can use them to apply for credit cards, loans, or even rent a place to live.
CreditLoan.com's new guide not only teaches consumers how to harden the soft spots in their identity "shields," it coaches them on the actions everyone can take to make sure that their accounts remain fraud free. From the basics of Social Security numbers and shredding to the darker corners of identity theft, these strategies are designed to keep even the most plugged-in of us from becoming another part of that FTC statistic.
The new article and the infographic can be found in the blog portion of their website. For more information about real answers and real solutions to consumer questions and challenges, please visit http://www.CreditLoan.com.
by Dan Wesley