Protecting yourself from identity theft

Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Protecting yourself from identity theft


Jason Bacaj, Chronicle Staff Writer

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Identity theft is a vague and threatening specter in the digital age, particularly with recent high profile data breaches at national retailers.


Identity theft is a growing crime, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. More than 16.5 million people experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012, according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. That number represents 7 percent of the U.S. population aged 16 or older.

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