Corporate identity theft has been a problem for many years-long before it was such a problem for individuals. The theft of corporate records with employees' personal information existed before computers were commonplace in the workplace. As the problem increases we need to find ways to protect both business and personal records from these thieves.
Protecting Your Business Records
A company has a responsibility to its employees to make sure they provide business identity theft protection. While nothing is foolproof as we can see from the number of cases in the news about records being compromised even from government entities, when a company puts forth the effort the potential is reduced. Some of the ways a business can work toward reducing the possibility of its payroll and employment records ending up in the wrong hands include the following:
- · Shred print outs of personal information when they are no longer needed
- · Be careful about the computer access you provide to employees-those who do not have need for the information should not have access to it
- · Have strict policies within the company on sharing passwords and accessing personal websites from company computers
- · Make sure those who are using personal information from business records protect that information from prying eyes-never leave the information open on a desk when you are not right there
You can obtain more information about protecting your employees from business identity theft by visiting our website at Legal-Yogi.com.
The Key to Identity Theft Protection
Everyone needs to learn how to protect themselves against identity theft because each of us is a potential victim. It doesn't matter whether you have a six figure income or barely make ends meet-thieves do not know that until after the fact. The thieves do not run a credit check to see if you have good credit, so if you have poor credit, they are in for a surprise. Good or bad, you want to protect your personal records for these thieves who can even compromise your ability to find work or protect your pension.
Identifying the Criminals
There is nothing special about identity theft criminals nor are they people you can identity by the way they look, act or talk-if that were the case it would be much easier to get them into court for prosecution. The key is not being able to identity these thieves by looks but by their actions as they occur. It means protecting yourself and being able to report any suspicious activity to your bank, creditors and the legal authorities.Corporate identity theft is a growing problem that requires the assistance of everyone involved in order to prosecute identity theft criminals. These criminals get by with their crimes because many people have no idea how to protect themselves against identity theft or what they should do if they become victims. Business theft protection is essential and requires the participation of both the company and the employees; only when they work together will there be a chance of putting the thieves in prison where they belong.