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Online Identity Theft

Jul 3, 2008
Most of the internet "thieves" have software to conduct an official and prohibited access to public data records. By getting an access to the public data records, the criminal can get information about the victim. Normally, criminals access the date of birth, surname, maiden name, address, security number and many more.

Instead of public data base, some thieves will use web linkages by typing in something that is similar to Social Security Numbers. They will access several search engines and find out people's files; with those they can access any information about certain people.

There are also some criminals that create fake websites. If viewer subscribe on that particular websites, his personal data will be easily transferred into the database of the criminals.

Also, people should know that any public machine is not safe because many people have access on it. Making your transactions on public computer is not a very safe thing to do because the computer will have a track cookie and strangers can access those cookies and steal your information.

Criminals also use encryption software which helps them figure out credit card numbers. A victim's number will be easily found with encryption software so watch out.

People should also know that when sending a card pin number over an internet online store, things aren't completely safe. It is safe to send a card pin number only when your browser shows in the lower corner a padlock icon.

Most of the internet identity theft criminals wants to maneuver someone's personal account. Most of them have the intention to start spending money and take the identity with some new purchasing options.

Sometimes, the credit card used by a certain thief cannot sustain what they are buying so they are left in the situation to find another victim with a credit card that will ensure their transactions.

Internet fraud has become a common thing and most hackers usually get better at it. This makes it hard for people to protect themselves. Criminals have developed their skills and can gain access on a lot of data almost anywhere in the world.

If people want to protect themselves they will have to use a computer carefully when making transactions. Also, if they use a high speed broadband things become safer because it makes the computer flexible against all attacks.
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