How Identity Theft Affect the Culture of Our Society Essay

5769 Words Nov 26th, 2014 24 Pages
How Identity Theft Affect the Culture of our Society
Sections I, II, III and IV
Rodrekus Baskin

DeVry University

How Identity Fraud and Theft Impact the Culture of Our Society Section I Identity theft affects millions of Americans every day. Scam artists and hackers lay in wait for an unsuspecting person to get caught up their scheme through ignorance or naivety so they can take full advantage of their personal information to do as they desire with it. Problem is, it infiltrates and depreciates the integral infrastructure of our society which creates a cultural lapse through the declination of economic and cultural growth and double jeopardizes an already unstable system to the brink of its destruction. To understand how
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She contacts the bank to have someone to help her understand how multiple homes were purchased in her name, where did these various credit cards come from, and why wasn't she alerted of these transactions. With the threat of losing the home she just recently acquired and her family's livelihood at risk, she calls an attorney to help her make sense of what's happening to her, only to find out to her dismay that she has been victimized by identity fraud and theft. Instances and situations such as this are becoming increasingly commonplace in our society. Rarely a week goes by without some new story about identity theft and its victims. We have the power to restrict unwarranted individual breaches of our personal data and falling victim to these hunters. In order to minimize the risk of being victims of identity theft, individuals and businesses must take measures to protect against theft of their private information. Although this problem can be minimized, and perhaps prevented, like the single mother, it will be neither a quick or easy one to fix or prevent. Identity theft affects millions of Americans in various forms every day. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and is increasingly affecting consumers’ online transactions. Scam artists and hackers lay in wait for an unsuspecting person to get caught in up their scheme through

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