Perhaps nothing is sadder than when an identity theft and fraud expert shares his own personal story of being a fraud victim.
Indeed, he tells the Delaware Online newspaper that his credit card was shut down because someone had gone on a $3,000 online shopping spree.
How could something like this happen?
The article says the man spends more than 50 days a year traveling for work, giving him — like most business travelers — “particular challenges” to protecting personal information.
The article also shares the story of another man who “discovered that a stranger had opened credit card accounts and a home equity line of credit in his name. His information was likely compromised while using the wifi network at an airport.”
The article adds that “two key challenges for travelers involve the use of unsecured wireless networks at hotels, airports, and other public venues and the infiltration of smartphones.”
Yet another reason why a personal VPN like PRIVATE WiFi is so critically important for consumers and small business owners who don’t have a company-provided VPN.