Identity theft prevention tip from Sera-Brynn’s CIO, Darek Dabbs:
Identity theft is always a major concern. One way to protect yourself from being hacked via identity theft is lying. Yes – Lying. How many websites ask you for personally identifiable information such as your mother’s maiden name, elementary schools or perhaps even the road you once grew up on? Identity thieves can most times acquire those identifiable pieces of information through websites such as ancestry.com or classmates.com and put together your identity. One way to protect yourself from hacks of this type is to lie when you submit those challenge questions. Yes, you now have to keep track of what your answers are, but it’s better than the alternative.