Friday, August 22, 2008


Today one of the rampant crimes in our society is something called IDENTITY THEFT .Identity theft refers to fraud.It means stealing someones identity for personal benefits.Or in other words identity theft can be said as stealing money or getting some other benefits by pretending to be someone else.
A good example of identity theft is taking a loan from a bank by pretending to be some one else.
Identity is also be stolen from our computer database( via hacking,trojan horses).


  • Install a good anti virus software on your system and update it regularly to prevent viruses and worms to send or receive data from your computer.
  • Protect the data which contains personal information using a strong password.
  • Engage in online shopping with only those sites which have strong privacy and security policy.
  • Beware of 'phishing emails'.These are send by frauds who pretend to be from ebay,paypal etc asking for personal information.Do not respond to them.for more info visit
  • Install firewall protection to prevent unauthorized access to your PC by any hackers or fraudsters.

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