The numbers are rising at startling speeds when it comes to identity theft, now the fastest-growing crime in America.
Just last year, 32 million Americans had their credit cards breached, more than three times the year before.
Robert Herjavec, found of global information security firm Herjavec Group, is known for his role on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” But, Herjavec built his fortune and reputation first as an expert at cybersecurity, working to keep large companies safe and secure on the Internet.
In the clip below, Herjavec proves just how easy it is to steal financial information, despite the new “smart chips” that are appearing on cards. Using free software on his phone, he demonstrates how anyone can steal data in a matter of seconds.
Although the new technology on credit cards does add an extra layer of security, users must still be aware of the danger.
Herjavec suggests a couple of tips to increase the safety of your financial information.
First, he says, stick to using one credit card for online purchases. Second, the card should have a low limit.
Because credit card fraud is a step toward complete identity theft, card users everywhere must be on guard.
TurnKey ID Solutions’ monitoring and repair component – ID Preserve – is the best way to stay on top of your risk for identity theft and keeps you in-the-know about any suspicious activity happening.
ID Preserve provides members with an identity theft risk score; privacy scanning of online and database information; frequent account activity alerts; child identity protection; victim’s assistance; identity restoration service; lost wallet assistance; and even a $1 million insurance plan.
Along with ID Preserve, TurnKey ID Solutions members also receive a critical layer of protection for their online activity. Guarded ID uses technology in keystroke security software to prevent keylogging, the action of recording keys used on a keyboard, or on any device. This important part of TurnKey ID Solutions, protects you in real time.
Peace of mind can be obtained with TurnKey ID Solutions. Experience it today by becoming a safe member of TurnKey ID Solutions.
VIDEO: How your information can be stolen from your credit card, even with a smart chip.