Saturday, November 5, 2011

How 3.5 Million Social Security number Details Get Stolen Every Year

We've written many times about Social Security number theft and you can read more about it and what to do if your number is compromised at our Identity Theft Information Center.

With an estimated 3.5 million SSNs stolen every year (based on research findings from Javelin Strategy), we're taking a step back to explore in more detail exactly how numbers are stolen and what you can do to protect yours.

In fact, according to the same research, more than two in every five identity thefts come from stolen wallets or physical paperwork and only one-in-ten originates on the Internet.

You may be surprised at the variety of other techniques crooks use to get hold of your Social Security number.

Click here to read the full article. 

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