November 26, 2013
Identity theft is, unfortunately, becoming a fact of life. Many banks and some businesses already treat customer data as if it has been compromised. For individuals, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, some 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2012 -- roughly one million more than in 2011. Numbers for 2013 are on track to be even higher.