In Bellevue, it was reported that a man was stealing checks out of people’s mailboxes and using a fake ID to cash them. This form of identity theft is becoming more and more common throughout the US.
As an individual, there are definite precautions to take to protect yourself from identity theft. Some examples include adding a lock to your mailbox and blacking out the address found on the registration in your car. Communicating with your neighbors to help protect each other is also vital in the fight against identity theft.
From a business perspective, a lot of your employees are not trained to spot a fake ID when processing checks, issuing refunds, or selling age-restricted products. So what can you do? By relying on technology to automate ID checking, you can start to identity fake IDs immediately before becoming the victim of check cashing fraud.
Our company has built our entire technology platform to spot fake IDs and protect businesses from fraud. This is not only a service to the business, but also helps customers stop identity theft before it spirals out of control.
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Have you been a victim of identity theft in the past? Leave your comments below about your experience and how you were able to fight identity theft.