Cardholders still dropping the ball when it comes to basic ID theft prevention
A new survey by CompareCards shows that 40% of American cardholders put themselves at risk of identity theft in the past month by providing their full Social Security number in an online form. Despite this, 95% of people said they are at least a little hesitant to submit personal information to websites out of fear the data may be exposed in a breach.
95% of respondents performed at least one of 10 common actions to detect, prevent or protect themselves from identity theft, compared to 91% in last year’s report. In addition, 44% of people consider themselves to more attentive when it comes to looking for indications of identity theft, a slight increase over last year (41%).