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Iden­tity theft

Iden­tity theft is a scam involving someone’s user account – i.e. their iden­tity – being mis­used by a third party. Their aim is to ille­gally gain from their actions, or to damage someone’s reputation.

You may receive an e-mail with “Urgent” in the sub­ject line, saying some­thing like: “Dear John, I urgently need your help. I am cur­rently abroad. I was robbed, and my credit card and smart­phone have been stolen. I now need CHF 500 for my return flight home. Could you pos­sibly remit this sum to my Western Union account as soon as you can, please? I will of course repay you as soon as I get back.”

E-mails like that are not uncommon. Fraud­sters hack an e-mail account and go beg­ging con­tacts for money.

The above e-mail is one poten­tial shape iden­tity theft could take – but there are many others in today’s dig­ital world, too. You can find out what those are and how you can pro­tect your­self in our new article on Iden­tity theft.

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