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What are new identity theft trends?

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What are new identity theft trends?

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Identity thieves are constantly working to find new ways to steal consumer data. While the tactics we already mentioned are most common, the following are new identity theft methods on the rise: • Phishing – Almost everyone with email has received a phishing email at some point. These emails are designed to look like official messages from a bank or website, such as eBay, and ask you to update your account information. When you enter your data online it goes straight to an identity thief. Phishing can also occur over the phone when someone pretending to be your bank or credit card company calls you asking for account information. • Pharming – In this variation on phishing, thieves set up fake websites that look like official companies in order to “pharm” consumer data. When you type in a wrong URL or when you have a specific virus on your computer, you are directed to a fake site that looks like the real one. Thieves collect information when you enter your login information and other d

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