"Tax fraud is widespread and happening as you read this," says security and identity theft expert for Credit Sesame, Neal O'Farrell.
The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013.
Eva Casey-Velasquez is the CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, which provides victim assistance at no charge to consumers throughout the United States.
President Obama's State of the Union Address featured a new legislative focus on cyber security issues: No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids.
Identity theft continues to grow, and while significant awareness activities are undertaken to ensure people are aware of the attempts to gather information through digital means, an application form, hotel promotion, or even simply checking in ups the level of risk.
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