Did you know with just a few clicks of a mouse I can find your bank accounts, your brokerage accounts, any business you own or manage, any job you now or have ever had, your home address, your kids names, and even your ex-spouse’s social media profile?
With just a bit more time I can use that data to build a profile about you that will tell me your approximate income, net worth, habits and even where you go on vacation.
With that information predators can determine if you are a viable target for identity theft or litigation. They can build this profile to find yor approximate income and net worth for planning their attack.
Identity theft affected 16.7 million Americans last year at a cost of $16.8 billion. The average loss is in the thousands and even if you can recover your losses, the average time spent is 10 – 20 hours to set things right. Even then, recovery time can take months.
Litigation is another huge risk. There is a new lawsuit filed in the US every 16.5 seconds. If you have any assets at all, there is a bullseye painted on your back.
Predators can easily access your property records, credit report, vehicle registration, driver license information, social media profiles, and more.
In today’s hyper connected world, it is difficult to retain any reasonable amount of privacy.
But I didn’t say impossible…