Fraudsters go mobile
Our smartphones send, receive and store tons of sensitive information about us. This includes the information-rich apps we have on our devices.
With over 6 million apps to choose from across Apple, BlackBerry, Amazon, Android and Windows, a smartphone can virtually perform any function and can hold as much (or more) data as a full-sized computer.
Of course, criminals will do what it takes to get that data.
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the fact that many have shifted to mobile services, specifically mobile banking. If you’re like 77 percent of the U.S., you probably own a smartphone and use a number of apps available for your device.
Let’s explore why criminals are turning to fake smartphone apps, how they can exploit those apps to commit identity crimes, and ways to help you safeguard your personal information from these identity crime schemes.