Identity Theft on the rise

Identity theft

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – It is important to know what to do with your personal documents, especially with online personal data theft on the rise.

According to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly 1/5 adult web users reported having important personal information, like their social security number or credit card number, stolen.

Breaches at retailers like Target are partly to blame, and more recent threats like the Heartbleed virus.

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