Facts about identity theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that there are 263,000 individual incidents of identity theft in Georgia each year, which ranks seventh in the nation in victims per capita. The financial cost to the victim is more than $1,000 per incident of...

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How can my identity be stolen?

Malware programs steal personal data online. These programs climbed to more than 1.2 million this year from 135,000 in 2007. 90 percent of malware programs are designed to grab personal information like SSNs and credit cared numbers from online sites that...

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