How Thieves Steal Personal Information

Your purse, wallet, mailbox, briefcase, and home are places thieves can steal your personal information. Your computer is also a big target. Not only is the computer itself valuable, but the personal information you’ve saved on it is valuable as well. The Internet is another place thieves go to steal personal information. It’s called hacking—accessing personal information transferred over the internet that is not secured by software and firewalls.

For more information on how to practice safe computing, visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov.

 

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