Signs You're a Victim of Identity Theft | Avast

Signs You're a Victim of Identity Theft | Avast
Emma McGowan, 6 May 2021

To know if you're a victim of cybercrime, learn what to look for

Lately, the chances of having your personal information stolen online are pretty high. Identity theft affects millions of people every year. Massive data breaches are happening more and more frequently. Cyber thieves can use anything from a password hack to a vaccination card photo to steal your identity. And once your identity is stolen, it can take years to resolve – plus, it can really mess up your finances. 
You may have already taken steps to prevent or monitor online identity theft, but what if you suspect that your ID has already been stolen? Here are a roundup of clues that could help.
9 warning signs of identity theft
1. Unfamiliar login alerts 
When you log into your accounts using a new device, some of the larger websites and web services may send you notifications. If the location, timing, or device are unfamiliar, someone else could be using your name and password.
2. Unable to access your Apple ID
Apple ID phishing scams have been on the rise. Your account holds all of your personal contact data, payment details, and service access security information. If you’ve been asked for your Apple ID password in an ..

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