Have you ever thought that no one will ever try to steal your identity?
We tend to feel like this when we feel "immune" to certain situations such as having a traffic accident, suffering from a rare disease or even being the victim of a crime such as identity theft.
However, no one is safe from the theft of personal information, it can happen to your mother, your cousin or even you and it is generally used to commit fraud such as requesting a loan or credit on your behalf without your permission.
The personal data that can be stolen is, for example: name, telephone number, address, photographs, fingerprints, license and social security numbers, financial or medical information, as well as any other data that allows you to identify yourself.
In 2021, 1 in 2 people in the United States was a victim to this type of fraud, losing an average of $500 USD per person. Can you imagine having to pay this amount for something that you did not request?
At Trully, we understand that identity theft is a serious problem, no matter where you are. Therefore, we want to give you some tips to protect you:
…And there goes a bonus. Did you know that you can ask the INE not to have your address appear on your voting card? so you can avoid sharing your information with anyone.
At Trully we are committed to fighting identity fraud. Therefore, we constantly develop new technologies to verify and validate the real information of our users. Like this, we are able to protect you against the unauthorized use of your personal data. Be vigilant against the theft of personal information.
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Author: Carl W. Handlin - CTOEngineer and developer of products that combine data and artificial intelligence to combat digital fraud in the Latin American financial ecosystem.