Identity theft is the world’s fastest growing crime. In the US alone, there are 27,000 identity theft victims daily. It’s likely that a high number of these victims include businesses of all sizes.
If Microsoft or Wal-Mart loses customer data to identity thieves, they simply pass the problem onto their extensive legal teams and security experts. But what if your small business gets caught up in some crook’s identity scheme?
The consequences can be devastating. The average victim of identity theft spends 1,600 hours sorting out all the problems and confusion. Losses can quickly mount into the thousands of dollars.
To make matters even worse, the federal government demands you keep all your customer and employee information safe from thieves. If it’s stolen, you can be liable for big fines and harsh penalties.
If all this makes you just a little nervous, I can’t say I blame you. This is the fastest growing crime in history, and touches almost everyone. It could easily devastate your business in a most expensive and public way — and that’s something to worry about.
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