Ad Copy #3 Just the Facts

Subject:   Just the Facts

Just the Facts about Identity Theft
  • A new identity fraud victim is hit every two seconds in America
  • Average financial loss per reported incident $4,930
  • Number of Identity Fraud Victims Rose to 13.1 Million
  • Dramatic Increase in Account Takeover
  • Data Breaches Become Even More Damaging
  • Fraudsters use Stolen Information with eBay, PayPal, Amazon and other Internet Accounts
Types of identity theft and the percentage reported (showing a large number of non-reported incidents)
  • Misuse of existing credit card: 64%
  • Misuse of other existing bank account 35%
  • Misuse of personal information 14%
Who has the highest risk of falling victim of ID Theft?
  • College Students
  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Deceased
Ways to keep your identity from being “hijacked,” and to assist you if you have been a victim of it:
  • Protect your Social Security number (SSN), credit card and debit card numbers, PINs (personal identification numbers), passwords and other personal information.
  • Protect your incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Keep your financial trash “clean.”
  • Keep a close watch on your bank account statements and credit card bills.
  • Avoid identity theft on the Internet.
  • Exercise your new rights under FACTA to review your credit record and report fraudulent activity.