Identity Theft Myths  You Need to Stop Believing

Myth: Only wealthy people are targeted by identity thieves.

Myth: Only wealthy people are targeted by identity thieves.

Reality: Anyone can be a target of identity theft, regardless of their income or social status.

Reality: Anyone can be a target of identity theft, regardless of their income or social status.

Myth: Identity theft only happens online.

Myth: Identity theft only happens online.

Reality: While online identity theft is a growing concern, thieves can also steal personal information through physical means like stealing mail or digging through trash.

Reality: While online identity theft is a growing concern, thieves can also steal personal information through physical means like stealing mail or digging through trash.

Myth: You'll know right away if your identity is stolen.

Myth: You'll know right away if your identity is stolen.

Reality: In many cases, it can take weeks or even months before you realize that your identity has been stolen.

Reality: In many cases, it can take weeks or even months before you realize that your identity has been stolen.

Myth: Only adults are targeted by identity thieves.

Myth: Only adults are targeted by identity thieves.

Reality: Children and teens are also at risk of identity theft, as their personal information is often used to commit fraud and open fraudulent accounts.

Myth: Identity theft is only a financial problem.

Reality: Identity theft can have a wide range of consequences, from financial losses to damage to your credit score and reputation.

Myth : Identity theft is rare.

Reality: Identity theft is a common problem that affects millions of people every year.