Identity theft can occur from a number of sources. Your personal information may be taken from:
  • Stealing your wallet, purse, or checkbook
  • Phishing or obtaining your information through email scams or fraudulent websites
  • Illegally gaining access to a computer where personal information is stored
  • Removing mail from your mailbox or going through your trash to find receipts or statements
  • Other scams aimed to gather your personal information