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Lithuania : Tips to reduce the risk of identity theft.

The State Data Protection Inspectorate has many questions about identity theft and how to reduce the risk of such theft. Personal Identity is one of the most valuable assets. If a person's identity is stolen, it is possible to lose money, it may be difficult to get a loan, a credit card, to go abroad or so on. Your name, address and date of birth provide enough information to create another "for you". An identity thief can use a plethora of simple to sophisticated ways to find out a person's personal information and then use it to open a bank account, take a credit card, apply for loans, benefits, and so on. on behalf of another person.

There are some signs to note, as this may mean that a person is or may be a victim of identity theft: Person has lost or stolen important documents such as passport, driver's license, etc .; The person applied for loans, but he was told that he had already applied for these issues, although he had not done so; Person receives invoices or receipts for goods or services not ordered; Despite having a good credit rating, a person is denied financial services, credit cards, or loans; The person receives the letters or the notification of the debt, although not indebted.

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Publication:Mena Report
Date:Jul 8, 2019
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