Identity theft is in the news. There are massive marketing campaigns to sell ID theft insurance. You probably know someone who has been an ID theft victim. It seems you're almost helpless to avoid this crime. You are not! There is a lot you can do to avoid becoming an ID theft victim.
My identity thief spent $16,000 in 30 days. I've spent years researching identity theft and raising awareness so others can increase their odds of avoiding it.
I'm a software engineer by profession. I develop custom software at Blue Canyon Software. I'm always interested in ideas of using software solutions to fight identity theft. Please email your ideas of fighting identity theft.
Contact me, the real Danny Lents, to book a speaking engagement for your group. I want to raise your awareness about identity theft and decrease the odds that you will be the next victim.
I've heard testimonies from so many people about their ID theft experiences through my speaking engagements and emails to IdTheftAwareness.com. Some victims experience endless battles with devastating consequences that are not limited to credit fraud.
Thieves can use your identity to access medical treatment resulting in bills and false health information in your medical records. You didn't know you had your appendix removed???
A false criminal record is possible too. Your thief can get arrested as you and get released on bail. Will your thief show up for your court date? You'll protest your innocence all the way to jail.
There is no silver bullet to kill identity theft. Gaining fraudulent advantage using another's identity has been going on since Jacob stole his brother's identity a long time ago as noted in the Bible (Genesis chapter 27).
The battle against identity theft is waged on several fronts to include effective legislation and prosecution, data protection practices by businesses and individuals and better identification documents just to name a few.
ID Theft Awareness
The best deterrent to identity theft and most crimes is to raise awareness and educate businesses and individuals.
Contact me to speak to your group. I will motivate them to take proactive steps to protect themselves, your customers, and your business.
- What methods do ID thieves use to steal your information?
- What roadblocks can you place in the path of your ID thief?
- How should you react if your identity is stolen?
- What red flags should employees look for when a thief is trying to steal identity information about their customers?