When purchasing online, criminals lurk to steal your credit card details.
Thieves lurk in unsecure sites and linger there until you make a transaction and reveal your private info.
Online scammers can pose as a legitimate entity, requiring you to disclose personal details.
Cybercriminals can hack banks and retail chains to steal your bank and credit card information.
When using an ATM machine, someone might be looking over your shoulder and copying your private data.
Scammers set up devices in ATM machines or on credit card readers that can copy your PIN.
Fraudsters who want to get a copy of your credit report can pretend to be your landlord or employer.
Cyberthieves call your employer or banks, deceiving them into sharing your personal info.
Your discarded junk mail could be looted for sensitive info like bank account numbers.
The statements filled with complete information in your physical mailbox is a treasure box for these felons.
Cybercriminals will sell your private details to underground
markets where other like-minded felons would use it to:
File fraudulent tax returns, apply loans, commit identity fraud, etc.
Make unauthorized purchases online
Launch spam or phishing attacks
Buy prescription medicine or make fraudulent insurance claims
Use info for extortion or blackmail, hacktivism, etc.
Transfer money, create counterfeit cards, or pay bills