Some identity thieves are cyber hackers who use technology to steal personal data from Georgia consumers. However, identity theft can also be achieved through simple pick-pocketing.
Widespread use of Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) cards – payment cards equipped with computer chips – have reduced U.S. counterfeit card activity. However, identity thieves are just turning back to older tactics in order to profit from the stealing of sensitive consumer data. A method known as synthetic identity fraud has been around for [...]
The good news is that you live in the beautiful state of Georgia, but the bad news is that identity theft is still on the rise in the Peach State. In 2016, Georgia was ranked number three in the nation for identity theft complaints, with Atlanta coming in at number 13 among large metro areas. [...]