IN 2015 ALONE, OVER 13 MILLION AMERICANS fell victim to identity fraud, resulting in damages of more than $15 billion. While it is impossible to prevent fraud entirely (your data is often in the hands of others—banks, hospitals, online stores, etc.), there are steps you can take to lower the risk of exposure.
In addition to prevention, it is equally important to be aware of the options you have available to resolve an identity fraud incident should it ever happen to you. To help our associates, Partners, and clients protect against identify fraud, Shaw Sabey partners Assurex Global asked our “go-to” resource for digital forensics and cybersecurity, LIFARS, for advice.
What follows is a sampling of questions it commonly hears from clients, and its advice for preventing identity fraud and taking action should your identity become compromised.