Over 1.4 million people in the United States reported they were victims of identity theft in 2021. Thieves can use the stolen information to steal targets’ money, use their health insurance, or procure a loan. Untangling the mess can be a costly headache. Here are four ways to protect yourself from this crime.
If you ever look in your spam folder, you would likely see many emails telling you that you’ve inherited money from a distant relative or won the lottery when you never bought a ticket — obvious scams. Yet, there are other creative ways scammers come for your money that are less apparent. To avoid these, here are a few examples and how to avoid falling victim to them.