Protection against identity theft; creating a new identity

Identity protection is a careful process whereas one discretely identifies themselves and only shows primary identification when required by law to do so or when they choose to do so. In order to protect identity, it is necessary to create a new identity so that the butcher, the baker, and the candle stick maker does not enter your personal and confidential information into their privacy-invasive data bases, and place your identity at risk of being stolen by identity thieves.

Protection against identity theft is a personal lifestyle process and a business protective measure as well, and contrary to popular belief, identity theft insurance is not the best solution to protect identity. Would you entrust your name, home address, business address, personal and business telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, Social Security number, tax identification number(s), and other personal and confidential information to a large corporation who may have high employee turnover, and give their part-time, and other employees access to all of this information? That’s what you’re asked to do when you sign up for identity theft insurance. From my point of view, identity theft insurance seems like the greatest hoax of all insurance policies.

Back to creating a new identity for privacy purposes. You should not be providing your name and home address to the guy or gal who services your car or provides other routine services. Not even your doctor’s office should have your Social Security number. Many identity theft (medical identity theft) jobs occur by insiders. Tread carefully. It is best to keep your identity information secret whenerver possible.

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Grant Hall