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It seems like we're at risk for identity theft wherever we go. We're warned about throwing away credit card offers and prescription bottles, about giving out information over the telephone and about phishing scams that invite us to "update" financial data.
But one of the greatest threats to the security of your personal information is one that you have little or no control over—details about your personal identity can be found in countless databases all over the world.
Your personal data is stored on servers, laptops and printed files located in banks, schools, doctor's offices, retailers, insurers, government agencies and in relatives' homes.
Corporate employees, cyber thieves, gangs, terrorists and burglars commit data theft. Each of these thieves may use your personal information for different reasons such as to purchase items, sell your personal data, or even obtain medical services.And that could lead to bankruptcy.