Identity Theft - Consumers
Who are you? Identity thieves really want to know.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in 2005, 17,387 New Yorkers had their identity stolen - that's an average of 48 identity thefts each day. The incidence of identity theft in New York is ranked 8th highest in the nation.*
That's why New York's credit unions and their members must be vigilant in protecting themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.
A skilled thief can use such everyday items as driver's licenses or Social Security numbers to open new accounts and write bad checks; establish new credit card accounts and not pay the bills; obtain personal or car loans; or get cash advances.
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