Survival Guide: Identity theft

The official sounding person on the telephone wants to know your Social Security number and information about your bank account. What should you do?

"Hang up," advises Steve Wrone of the Illinois Attorney General's Office, who said a legitimate business wouldn't solicit such personal information over the telephone.

The official-sounding caller might be trying to steal your identity in order to run up charges to your accounts. Such crimes are on the rise, Wrone said. - News - Survival Guide: Identity theft

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 4th September 2006 1:59AM