“Hello! I have an inheritance of $5 million I would like to split with you. I just need your bank account number and social security number in 10 days.”
Remember when the most common identity theft threat came in the form of an email from a far-away millionaire wanting to share his inheritance? Long gone are the days where threats to your personal and financial information were as blatant as these emails. Criminals have become smarter and smarter, and it has become harder and harder to guard yourself from fraud tactics.
Four of the most common fraud tactics of our time are ATM skimmers, smartphone theft or hacking, the dark web, and data breaches. In this article, we will walk you through each one of these threats and help you learn how to guard against these tactics.