|One of the primary reasons why identity theft has become so prevalent today is the rise of the Internet. In this day and age, a significant amount of commerce is taking place over the Internet. Therefore, people are constantly being called upon to provide personal and financial information over the Net.
In this regard, there are a number of unscrupulous operators lurking around in cyberspace who make it their goal to swipe identities in order to obtain illicitly an economic gain. In short, these people swipe and steal your personal and financial data and use it all to their own advantage -- at your expense, quite literally.