Identity theft is a fairly new concept, at least within the last generation or so. It’s come about due to careless handling of your personal documents as well as Internet use. The term means that someone steals your identity, and commits theft or fraud while pretending to be you. That can mean making purchases with your credit cards, or using that identification to take out new cards, join organizations or do banking.
Are you at risk of identity theft from your genealogy information? Many people worry about this, and are not happy seeing their “personal” information in databases or on websites. While it is a possibility, it almost never happens that way. (more…)
21 Jan 2013