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Many online businesses today also store personal information about customers and shopper on their Web sites, and that information is used when a person returns to the Web site.
This provides another way for your personal information to be accessed.
Key Terms To Understanding Identity Theft:
In the computer industry, refers to techniques for ensuring that data stored in a computer cannot be read or compromised by any individuals without authorization.
The application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities.
The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft online.
Forging an e-mail header to make it appear as if it came from somewhere or someone other than the actual source.
Additionally, e-mail phishing,thieves attempt to gather your personal information.
Phishing e-mails falsely claim to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam you into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
The e-mail will direct you to visit a Web site where you're asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers — information the legitimate organization already has.
The Web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal your information.
Is Internet Identity Theft Cause for Concern?
Internet-based identity fraud is a problem and is something that makes many people hesitant about making a purchase online, or signing up for what others consider everyday occurrences such as creating a PayPal account, purchasing from e-commerce sites, using auction Web sites or even using Internet banking and checking their credit card statements online.
While identity theft is definitely a hot topic in the media today, this cyber crime actually accounts for only a small percentage of the total identity theft fraud cases.
A recent survey & Research indicated that identity fraud, as a percentage of of the United States adult population went down to 4 percent between 2003 and 2006.
In addition the report also claims that 90 percent of this identity theft takes place through traditional offline channels and not through the Internet.
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