National spokesperson and FBI Special Agent (ret.), John Iannerelli, has stated in some of his books, media interviews and during presentations at conferences that “It’s not a matter of if you’ll be impacted by a data breach, but when.”
Identity theft continues to skyrocket in this country with a 16% increase in 2016 over 2015, and predictions from experts that it will continue to worsen in the future as technology creates easier ways to be attacked.
The reality is that for most people, there are no fail-proof ways to protect yourself from being a victim of a data breach. But, there are steps that you can take that help mitigate the likelihood of identity theft and having your identity used after a breach.
National Police Credit Union will soon be announcing an Identity Theft Protection Program that will safeguard you from the ramifications of any type of identity theft. Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon.
We believe that knowledge is power, which is why we’ll continue to send you the facts about identity theft and ways in which you can best protect yourself.
Read the first article in this series, Identity Theft and Data Breaches: Overview