Identity theft can happen to anyone and lead to several problems. It can damage your credit and disqualify you from loans, stall your tax refund, and drain your bank account —just a few outcomes.
There are many ways to steal your identity:
- card skimming
- email phishing
- data breach
- employment scam
- unprotected WiFi networks
- weak passwords
Even one of these will be more than enough to compromise your identity. It takes years to recover.
Here is a testimonial about what could happen: