March 16, 2016 by Brad Gunning

New Identity Theft Threat


ABC News: Beware Bank Teller Identity Theft

identity theft protectionIf you don’t currently have an identity theft plan, it might be a good time to get one.  This morning, Good Morning America aired a feature highlighting a new identity theft threat: bank teller identity theft.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance explained to ABC News how it works: “Bank tellers have access to very confidential data … they’re selling to that to individuals on the outside, who will then take that information and turn it into credit cards or checks.”  He added,  “I think we should all be worried. That doesn’t mean we should all panic.”

The ABC News feature advised customers to thoroughly check their bank statements and also encouraged banks to aggressively fight identity theft.  We’ll add another piece of advice: purchase a reputable identity theft protection plan.

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