Identity theft is a major problem. As a result, you will need to know some tips on how to prevent identity theft and how to minimize what an identity thief can take.
In general, identity theft is a crime that can occur either in the physical world or online. Scammers and thieves will dig through your personal information whether over the telephone, through email, or even through your garbage. Once they get their hands on sensitive information like Social Security numbers and bank account information, they can wreak havoc on your life.
So how can you prevent identity theft? Here are some tips from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office: