Identity Theft: Smile, Your ID is on Candid Camera

by J_Pratt


Fellow American Fraud Fighter, James Bonnette, Detective Corporal of the Athens Police Department, shares a great tip:

“At the register:  Don’t forget that almost everyone has a cell phone and almost every cell phone has a camera. When standing in line at the register, do not lay your Driver’s License, Credit or Debit Card etc. down for any length of time. The person behind you just might snap a picture of your information!”

And this suggestion extends to other payments environments. For example cell phone and other mini-cameras are a good reason to cover your hand when entering your PIN at ATMs and other payment devices and when writing checks for purchases.

Thanks for the good reminder, Jim, that technological eyes are even more dangerous than the natural ones!