According to the 2019 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of consumers who were victims of identity fraud fell to 14.4 million in 2018, down from 16.7 million in 2017. The most common identity theft is when someone uses another person’s information for financial gain. For example, a fraudster may use your bank account or credit cards to steal money or make purchases or use your Social Security number to open a new credit card. Other options are stealing your driver’s license or your medical ID card in order to fake their way into rendering services in your good name. Unfortunately, 2019 witnessed a lot of troublesome data breaches. While there is no ironclad solution, staying informed can help. Review The Worst Data Breaches of 2019. Take heed, and be proactive. Create and keep strong passwords, regularly review your accounts, check your monitoring service, don’t over-share on social media, safeguard your Social Security card, and consider identity theft insurance. Contact The Ultimate.Network, a top business consultant, today to help your small business with SEO work, HR management, legal resources, marketing and more!