Identity theft prevention may be the most important consumer personal privacy task individuals face today. How can one protect identity and prevent identity theft as this fraud crime leads all other crimes?
Identity theft protection privacy living principle
The use of a new identity for all non-official uses can assist you in preventing identity theft. Though many will balk at this idea, privacy advocates who have adopted this high-level privacy principle, endorse the use of an alternate identity as a certain way to break the identity trail from data bases that normally collect the real identity of consumers.
Why does the butcher, the baker, and the candle stick maker need to know your true name? He/She does not. And in fact, it may be dangerous if you provide your real name, and especially your personal and confidential identification documents to businessses and agencies as you do business.
How does one create a new identity?
First, recognize the limitations of using an alternate identity for personal privacy. The details are spelled out in the personal privacy book, the big red, white, and blue book pictured to the right of this column.
Do not use fake identification when asked by law enforcement for identity information.
Personal privacy is essential to prevent identity theft and the use of an alternate identity for privacy living will break the paper trail from certain data bases to the real you. This privacy living principle helps you avoid identity theft as the identity thief will have no idea how to find you or your assets when you travel, bank, work, and live anonymously.