Identity Theft IFSM Teddy Hughes April 29, 2017 Identity theft and identity fraud is an illegal act with the intention of obtaining another person identity for criminal or monetary gain (www.justice.gov). The emergence of the Internet is allowing consumers to become more vulnerable to becoming victims of identity theft, (Saunders 1998). To the perpetrator their mindset is that this is a victimless crime. Nobody is getting killed, nobody is getting hurt or raped, but in fact identity theft can have a major financial setback for both the victim and the economy. Identity theft is one of the illegal activities to prevent as well as prosecute.
The rapid proliferation of information technology has led to a significant rise in the number of people who use the internet in one way or another. With the growth in the number of persons who have an internet connection; certain individuals have begun to exploit this resource through the unethical practice of Identity theft. As more and more individuals are posting their personal information online, cybercriminals are stealing this information with the aim of assuming the victim's identity so as to either obtain financial advantage or benefits that are associated with the victim (Jewkes, 2013). The act of stealing other people's identity cannot be considered as ethical because it violates the victim's right to privacy. According to
Identity theft is a problem. It is the act of stealing one’s information, such as credit card numbers. It can go beyond credit cards, however. Criminals can steal social security numbers, medical information, information on taxes, and others. Identity theft is one of the problems in America.
Identity theft is a kind of crime that can be traced back to chapter 25 of the bible when Jacob covered his face and hands with skin from an animal in order to deceive his father to giving him blessings of the eldest son Esau. Jacob did this for his own material gains and since then this kind of crime is advancing with the advancement in technology. In early American times identity theft can be traced to the theft of voter registration cards and was more to do with ballot stuffing. Identity theft got to advance with several constitutional amendments taking charge and in 1984 there was a high rate of identity theft when a law was passed by several states increasing the age for taking alcohol from 18 to 21.at the time of passing
Identity Fraud Was At An All Time High in 2017 - Here's How to Prevent It/Protect Your Company Let’s talk about identity theft – it’s the biggest current threat to personal security in America, causing immense loss for both consumers and businesses alike. The sheer scope of identity fraud crimes is enormous; it touches every sector, every industry, and every level of business from the tiny mom and pop shop to sprawling global corporations. Identity theft crime statistics are on the rise, especially for businesses. It is now a significant risk mitigation issue for recruiters, salespeople, and service providers in every sector, every level of business, and every niche. As a business, it’s up to you to do everything you can to protect your
Identity theft is when your social security number, name, address, birthday, and other personal information is hacked into or stolen by a criminal. When they steal your identity it is easier for them to work with the bank, mange your finances, withdraw money from your bank account, apply for credit cards, and loans. When a criminal steals your identity they can foal the bank and other organizations to access your personal account. When they can access different organizations with your information they can change your Email, building address, and login information so you can’t access it. They can then make you in lots of debt without you even noticing.
Throughout the last year, I 've been seeing more and more posts warning artists about art thieves and stolen art. As the age of modern technology comes upon us, modern art forgery appears in the form of digital art theft. As a non-physical product, digital art is incredibly easy to duplicate, steal and sell. Nowadays, artists display their work on social media sites such as Instagram and Amino, using these platforms to create a public portfolio and sell designs. The use of social media makes art more accessible than ever, for both viewers and thieves.
Rupert Brown (2000), in his Journal, “Social Identity Theory: past achievements, current problems and future challenges” focused on how Social Identity Theory has influenced the study of intergroup behavior while trying to define various factors such as in-groups favoritism and how they relate to out-groups due to their differences in positions and status. The author further identifies five issues which, according to him, have been problematic to Social Identity Theory and he states them as “the relationship between group identification and in-group bias, the self-esteem hypothesis, positive-negative asymmetry in intergroup discrimination, the effects of intergroup similarity and the choice of identity strategies by low-status groups” (Brown
Malware is malicious software, which means once a person clicks on a link, it immediately downloads and allows thieves to have access to personal information on a computer. Spyware allows thieves to track the keystrokes on a computer to gain data such as passwords to access bank information or acquire PII to commit fraud. It is also advisable to regularly check credit reports to look out for suspicious activity because a thief can obtain personal information, open up a new credit card and the victim may never find out their credit score is being affected. Thieves can also use personal information to forge documents such a passports and birth certificates for illegal immigrants or to abuse the government benefits. In conclusion, with the majority of organizations and individuals using the Internet to store information online, there is a lot of data that can be possibly become uncovered by thieves and used in malicious ways.
Another reason for cyber-harassment is people want to prove themselves and validate their popularity. Most people who cyberbully believe it is not a big deal and do not see the pain that they cause. Instead of empathizing with the victims being bullied, hurting others makes such people feel dominant. Moreover, the bullies, sometimes, believe that the more individuals they torment the more powerful they become. They can use any methods which may cause terrible damage for the sufferers’ mind, just to diminish the social status of whom they are bullying.