Advice from Isenberg Professor on Avoiding Identity Theft
January 30, 2013
Identity theft continues to soar at a time when consumers should know how to protect themselves, observes George Milne, a consumer privacy advocate and professor of marketing at Isenberg. In an article in Business West, which notes that about 15 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, Milne warns against phishing schemes, malware, file sharing sites, hand-held credit card skimmers, and wireless exposure in unsecured public settings like coffee shops. Milne advocates constant vigilance. Double check the security of online sites, review billing statements documenting online activity, change passwords frequently, and guard against needless exposure in public places, he says.