When you hear or read about “identity theft” you probably first think about credit card or financial information being stolen. While this may be the largest component of loses from identity theft, it is not the only type. Driver’s License, Social Security Number, Criminal and Medical Identity theft are also types of theft. Medical Identity Theft is growing rapidly and the consequences could be fatal to an individual.
You have very likely read a story or seen a news segment recently regarding identity theft. Identity theft cost U.S. businesses and individuals more than $24 billion in 2012 and that figure is only going up.