Identity theft is not rampant just in America. It is growing rapidly in other parts of the globe as well, affecting hundreds of credit users each day. More sophisticated technology and more reliable security systems have been developed, making it harder for identity thieves to steal the identities of victims. However, thieves have also become more creative in their attempts to access the personal information of victims, thereby using this to open loan and credit accounts. Identity theft is a very serious crime and should be treated with more vigilance than credit account theft. When a credit card is stolen, all the victim has to do is shut it down to prevent further abuse. But when a victim's identity is stolen, the thief can use the identity to open all sorts of accounts, which translates to violation of huge proportions.
It is because of this that the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the National Foundation of Credit Counseling decided to partner up in an effort to make credit users more aware of their being at risk of identity theft. This way, credit users will be taught how to become more responsible so that they can protect their identities more effectively. These national organizations are holding a week-long celebration, dubbed as Protect Your Identity Week, which will start October 17th and last through October 24th. This week-long event will showcase activities and events that aim towards educating credit card users about the risks entailed in using checks, in swiping and using debit and credit cards, as well as in conducting financial activities over the internet. Through this activity, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the National Foundation of Credit Counseling hope to empower credit card users. In turn, credit card users will learn to take proactive measures to ensure that their identities and their credit card accounts will not be stolen by these thieves and infiltrators.
For those who are interested to find out more information about this week-long celebration, drop by the official website of the event at ProtectYourIDNow.org. The website showcases a lot of features that serve as a preliminary event to the main event itself. On the website, you can take a quiz that will help determine your at-risk factors towards identity and credit card theft. This is extremely handy since credit users have varying spending habits, which greatly influence the risk factors of identity theft. The website also features tips and techniques on how you can protect your identity and avoid falling victim to these thieves and infiltrators.
The website offers just the basics towards identity theft protection. For more in-depth information, take part in the upcoming week-long celebration, Protect Your Identity Week.