As the internet has grown in leaps and bounds so has the ability for people to steal personal information. There are numerous dishonest tactics they will try, and once they have obtained your information, it can be difficult to stop them. They will attack your accounts and credit cards and it is even possible that they will try to assume your identity, possibly involving your identity in illegal dealings.
You may not even discover the theft until it is too late and they have drained your accounts, racked up bills or you are contacted about some criminal activity. It is important to know the methods used to gain your personal data and how you can protect yourself.