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Protecting Your Identity - Identity Theft Insurance
According to Phone Busters (the Canadian Anti-fraud call centre) this year 7,438 Canadians have reported that their identities have been stolen and they’ve lost $6,547,265.34 in the process. Unfortunately these are just the ones who’ve noticed, and reported, their loss; the final total will be much higher.
Identity theft is large business all around the world. In the United States the 2006 Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Report estimated that 8.3 million adults in the U.S. were victims of some form of ID theft. In 2005 the costs associated with these thefts totalled $15.6 billion dollars.
Thieves can use stolen identities to:
After it’s all done, identity theft leaves you, the victim, trying to sort out the mess and pay the fees!
How does Identity Theft Happen?
The ways thieves can obtain your information are ingenious to say the least; they can pick through trash to find key pieces of data, install spyware on your computer and steal mail from your mailbox, etc.
Some signs your identity may have been stolen include:
A Solution to the Problem
Identity Theft Insurance is one solution to this problem that you might want to consider. Identity Theft Insurance is a policy that covers the expenses you can incur while dealing with the theft if your identity is stolen.
Costs such as making phone calls, photocopies, mailing, lost wages and legal bills all might be covered - depending on the policy you purchase.
To find out specifics visit Hilton Insurance Services and let our experienced brokers find the answers you need.
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