By Julio Vasquez, Marketing —
Sometimes we wonder what exactly the authorities are doing to protect us against identity theft. Everyone is susceptible to criminals with their personal financial information, social security ID, and bank statements. Identity theft can happen with a phishing email, a stolen Facebook account, or even someone assuming your entire identity. Millions of Americans go through this nightmare of identity fraud every year.
In a lot of ways we are responsible to protect ourselves. We must be really careful about what kind of information we provide. Sometimes its unavoidable to share information. For example: going to the doctor, applying to or accepting a job offer, applying for a passport, and the list goes on. What is the government and private sector doing to protect your information?
In the state of New Hampshire, a man from Ecuador applied for a passport with stolen documents on multiple occasions. He was caught and sentenced to 18 months in prison. This man will also be deported to his native land after serving his time in U.S. prison.
Why do we continue to endure this when there are available options to help us fight identity theft? Converus, a tech company with an amazing software, has been making law enforcement agencies more efficient by providing IdentityDetect. This is a simple and easy to use mobile app that verifies a person’s identity. Now is the time to stand up and protect ourselves and those whom we associate with.