Creating a new identity online will help prevent identity theft. And identity theft prevention begins when you buy your new computer.
Can you avoid identity theft by practicing computer and internet privacy? Of course.
Computer privacy and internet privacy are best accomplished when you start right once you buy that new computer.
Create a new identity for online use to avoid identity theft. Too many identities are stolen when fraudsters track and trace their identity theft victims who use their true names during online communication. Go against the grain and create a new identity for non-official purposes. These include; e-mail communication, online purchases (gift cards registered anonymously), and forum registrations.
Break the paper trail to you when you purchase your computer
The American work force is made up of many unstable, part-timers who are underemployed. Certain employees have been convicted of identity theft. Keep your purchases anonymous and prevent identity theft by lugging in the cash necessary to buy your new computer.
Credit cards, debit cards tied to bank accounts, and personal checks provide the sophisticated identity thief with foundational information necessary to find your source of funds or credit lines.
How to surf the web anonymously with a pseudo name
Use a new identity when communicating by e-mail. If you market your services, use a company name until contact is made with the potential customer. Register your business anonymously as per the book, Privacy Crisis.
Anonymous Internet Service
It’s truly amazing to watch the masses kowtow to corporate providers of internet services. They give their true name, home address, home and business telephone number, credit bureau information, and Social Security numbers to part-time clerks who process applications for internet service. Think. Why is it necessary to provide an open book to your life to obtain internet service? It isn’t. Use a nominee or hold the account anonymously in a company name or create a new identity for this service. Sometimes, a deposit is required when you buy the service without a contract. And this extra deposit can protect your identity as you use the internet as you cannot be traced by identity thieves and other criminals when your alternate identity is the holder of the ISP account.