URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / October 2019 / Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Protect Yourself from Identity Theft ID theft is a growing problem. Here’s what’s hot right now: Many background check websites have information about you—e.g., Truthfinder.com, etc. Thieves acquire this information for free. But that free info is not enough to steal your identity. That comes next—by sending you an apparently foolproof, convincing email that appears to come from a friend—who was hacked. The email asks you to click a link that obtains the missing piece of information. The fix: Don’t click a link in an email that comes from a friend until you have verified it is not fraudulent. Keith Stein | 10/24/2019 You may also like Avoiding Overspending on Holiday Gifts When January’s Bills Come Due Overcoming Money Fears Should You Freeze Your Credit Report?