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Idendego Inc. CEO, Alena Marie Pastuch Discusses the Growing Numbers of Online Identifty Theft

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2010 19:59 EST

Calgary - Alena Pastuch, CEO of Idendego Inc., a developer and marketer of advanced personal and business online protection software programs, has recently spoke on the growing numbers of online identity theft. Recent Internet identity theft statistics reveal online identity theft is the fastest growing identity crime. Identity theft is growing at an alarming rate, almost 9 million people were identity theft victims in 2008, with those numbers growing every day.   According to the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S., over 27 million people have been victimized in the past 5 years alone. That is 1 out of every 10 Americans has been a victim of Identity theft. Identity theft occurs every 79 seconds and affected 8.4 million people last year.The average victim of identity theft loses almost $6,000 in out-of-pocket expenses and spends over 25 hours trying to restore their good name. 

It can occur even on trusted websites and is often underestimated and misunderstood by many people who take the most stringent precautions to guard privacy and safety on the internet. Although statistically this type of identity theft occurs less frequently than other types, it is perhaps the type of Identity fraud that people should be most aware of because the internet is used for all sorts of financial transactions, criminals are developing sophisticated techniques to steal these digital identities. Internet identity theft statistics show their aim is to use our identities to open credit card accounts, bank loans, mortgages, in fact, any transaction that will make money.With internet identity theft people don't have to wait for a thief to physically steal our information, instead, they may unwittingly hand over the information ourselves. 

Information about us can be stolen by computer criminals from the databases of banks, retailers, ISPs and data clearinghouses through a process called "phishing".  

"Phishing"


Phishing often occurs in the form of a spam email or pop-up warning that looks like it has been sent from a person or company the victim trusts. Often the companies are ones that are used regularly, like banks, credit card companies or some other online payment system. The truth is that legitimate companies will never ask for personal information in this manner. But, many people are easily fooled because the emails and pop-ups look convincing.

According to the latest computer identity theft statistics, the majority of people are more vulnerable to Internet identity theft than they are to any other type of ID theft, simply because they are not confident enough to guard privacy or their online security. "Identity theft protection is about following practical steps and having the right software to guard privacy and security" Says Idendego Inc. CEO, Alena Pastuch.

About Idendego Inc.:

Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed up by CEO Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed up by CEO Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.