Online Identity Theft Nearly Cost Me USD6,000 in Fines and Lawyers Fees

You hear it all the time — always be wary of divulging your personal information to other people, especially strangers. For me, I had a taste of what it was like to have my personal information compromised because of my own negligence. A couple of years ago, I received a letter in my mailbox from a lawyer’s firm representing one of the local mobile service providers stating that I had 2 month’s worth of overdue bills amounting to nearly USD6,000.

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