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The Consumer Fraud Task Force warns consumers to be alert for phishing scams, which may use the names of well-known businesses or government agencies to steal personal information and commit ID theft.
Online businesses are finding inactive Social Security numbers online – most of which are assigned to children - and selling them. Better Business Bureau is warning parents to be on the lookout for their child’s identity being compromised or stolen.
Better Business Bureau warns that the holiday season provides many new opportunities for identity thieves to ply their trade and offers the following advice on how to keep your identity safe and secure both online and off.