Offline, they can go through trash bins or steal mail.

Online, they can use spyware and viruses, as well as hacking and phishing.

Fraudsters are usually strategic about the timing of these emails.

They send them when executives are away or hard to reach.

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In one hand he holds a keyboard and in the other, two masks representing his identity.

A tentacled, octopus-like monster is escaping from a computer screen where the words “Enter your name” and “Give us your banking info” are displayed.

The monster is attempting to steal his identity through the Internet.

It is holding two more masks representing the stolen superhero’s identity.

Scammers are always on the lookout to collect or reproduce your personal information to commit fraud.

Thieves can make purchases using your accounts, obtain passports, receive government benefits, apply for loans, and more. Fraudsters use techniques that range from unsophisticated to elaborate.

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