Identity Theft on the Web: Identity Theft is Big Business
Not a day goes by without hearing about someone who has had some sort of identity theft related incident. Most of these incidents were possible because mail to the victim was intercepted or the thief was able to get enough personal information to create a new account, change the address or capture a userID and password. While there are no easy ways to avoid incidents associated with mail and opening accounts there is some relief available to help you protect your interests on the Web. This paper describes a way to help you decide whether you want to do business with or provide personal information to a site.