DID YOU KNOW Most ID theft low-tech


(SPM Wire) Identity theft claimed more than 10 million victims in the U.S. in 2008, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Of the cases in which consumers knew how their identity was compromised, stolen wallets and physical documents accounted for 43 percent of all identity theft, while online methods accounted for only 11 percent. “Consumers must remain vigilant and continue adhering to the adage, ‘trust, but verify,’ when it comes to providing personal information,” said Steve Cox of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. For information about how to protect your identity, visit www.ProtectYourIDNow.org.