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Identity theft is when thieves steal your personal information in order to take over or open new accounts, file fake tax returns, rent or buy properties, or do other criminal things in your name.

CoverEase partners with LifeLock to offer company sponsored identity theft protection to their employees on a payroll deduction basis.

HOW IDENTITY THEFT CAN HAPPEN

Data Breaches: If the companies you do business with store your personal information–even a huge insurance or medical corporation–your identity could be compromised in a large-scale data breach.

ATM Overlays: Thieves could install these devices at ATM machines and gas pumps to steal your account information when you insert your card.

Malware & Viruses: With the number of viruses, your computer and your information can be hacked through websites, Internet programs or file-sharing networks allowing thieves to access your private personal information.

Mail Theft: Thieves can steal mail directly from unlocked and low visibility mailboxes, enabling them to access your personal information from bills, statements, etc.

Dumpster Diving: Thieves will sort through garbage to find old bills, recent receipts and other discarded personal information.

Change of Address: Thieves can change your address and divert your mail into the wrong hands.