International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Identity Theft: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You
Passard C. Dean, Pierce M. Dean, Jessica L. Dean

In this paper we discuss Identity Theft and various methods that are being used by identity thieves to purloin individuals’ information. These include, but are not limited to, phishing, SMSishing, skimming, juice jacking, and taking advantage of hotspots and public Wi-Fi. Also discussed are ways to mitigate your chances of experiencing identity theft. Therefore, you will be exposed to ways to better protect yourself against such attacks. Additionally, the authors conducted a simple survey on identity theft. Based on the responses, it appears the majority of individuals do not fall for the obvious emailing and texting scams used my identity thieves. However, there are some who do, which makes them vulnerable to the methods being used by identity thieves.

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