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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2019 01:58 pm
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Aaron Hardy



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Here’s a link to a good article on some of the more prevalent types of fraud: https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/20-types-of-identity-theft-and-fraud/

I overstated the unlikeliness of identify theft as there are many forms of identity theft which you’ll see in this article. What I was referring to was we don’t see a lot of classic identity theft because most institutions require a government-issued photo ID to open accounts and that is too much work for most fraudsters. What we do see is a lot of malware and spyware attacks, phishing, and (believe it or not) romance scams. These are the more favored ways of obtaining the personal identifying information fraudsters need to exploit you. Typically, they are looking for more than an SSN. Nonetheless, tax season is coming up, so there will be a spike in tax refund fraud as well. Refund fraud is a popular fraud scheme involving your SSN. Track your refund status carefully and check with the IRS to make sure no one has filed a fraudulent claim under your SSN.