Identity theft is a crime – and a violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Identity thieves can take out loans or obtain credit cards and even driver's licenses in your name. They can do damage to your financial history and personal reputation that can take years to unravel. But if you understand how to protect yourself, you can help stop this crime.
Thieves can steal your identity by obtaining your personal financial information online, at the door, over the phone or even by going through your trash. What they want are account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other confidential information that they can use to loot your checking account or run up bills on your credit cards.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you have become a victim by exploring the links below.
Did You Know?
The FTC received 490,220 identity theft complaints in 2016.