Identity theft is one of the most common types of fraud, and also one of the most potentially devastating in terms of consequences. Once your personal information is breached, it may be difficult to tell where it can end up.
Identity fraud (also known as ID fraud or ID theft) refers to types of crime in which someone wrongfully uses another person’s personal data fraudulently or deceptively. Identity fraud is typically used for economic gain by the fraudster.
Medical identity theft is a lesser known form of identity theft, but the consequences can be just as devastating. It not only affects the patient or consumer, but also has ramifications on healthcare and insurance providers.
Tax day may be a date that few consumers look forward to. However, there is one group that uses the day to scam their victims: identity thieves.