Security experts say that anyone with an identity will have it stolen one day, adding identity theft to life’s sure things along with death and taxes. If insurance can take some of the financial stress and uncertainty away, that is a good thing.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Massachusetts ranks 18th in the nation for instances of identity theft. New Hampshire and Rhode Island come in at 9th and 11th respectively. It seems we're being constantly bombarded with threats - at home on our computers or phones and while shopping at our favorite stores. You think you're being careful and know not to fall for the calls from the "IRS", but identity thieves are getting quite sophisticated. Here are seven key areas where the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests you keep your guard up.