Rita noticed a black snake slithering across the front lawn as she backed her car out of the driveway. She was meeting her colleagues for lunch.
The restaurant at the inlet served delicious food and the historical views of the old fort sitting peacefully on the side of the beach was breath-taking.
She immediately spotted her friends talking and eating appetizers as she entered the restaurant. She glanced at the coastal waterway through the large glass door that was near her table.The Porpoise playfully swimming in their own care-free world fascinated her.
Rita and her friends had a delicious meal accompanied by variety of funny stories about their past careers. Life was good; and she enjoyed her precious time with these former colleagues who were now good friends.
The next morning Rita received a phone call from one of the agents at the meeting. His bank account hacked. His ten thousand dollar balance was now fourteen dollars.
As the day progressed Rita received more phone calls from friends who had attended the luncheon. Their bank accounts empty within a twenty-four hour time frame.
Rita called her bank only to find out that her bank balance was eight dollars. She felt helpless. Later she learned that the people who sat at a table near them had a visit by the Phantoms of Identity Theft.
How could that happen? Someone (a Phantom) used a small microchip scan to the debit and credit cards of the people at the restaurant. The Phantom thief scanned the information on the credit and debit cards just by walking past the victims.
Unfortunately, the Phantom thief will likely never be caught. Phantoms either sell their victim's identity or set up other accounts using stolen information.
No one is immune to the Phantoms of Identity Theft. It happens every day. How would you feel if you experienced this tragedy?
No one is safe from Identity Theft. It can happen to anyone, any place at any time. Are you protected? Do you understand being stripped naked of your money?
No one can prevent all Identity Theft but there are ways to become aware and prepare for the unseen Phantoms. Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance. Learn how to help prevent Identity Theft from happening to you or your family.
The Phantoms of Identity Theft have tools to move forward with their evilness. A microchip that reads credit and debit cards remotely is only one of many.
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. Keeping abreast of the Phantom thievery requires awareness and knowledge. We keep you informed monthly about being safe and building a fortress around your financial life. It just makes sense to seek help for protection.
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