It is a strange time to be alive. With technology shaping our entire world and changing daily. It is almost like we are on a new frontier or even the digital version of the Old West. With the new technology comes the people looking to benefit from other people's technological learning curve. Crime is running rampant on the World Wide Web. You can't even trust your bank information won't be stolen.

I was recently at a gas pump preparing to put my card in to fill up. I had a weird feeling about the card reader. I had heard stories of people getting their credit card information stolen when they swiped their cards at a gas pump. The paranoia took over and I began to wiggle the card reader to make sure it wasn't a false front, which scammers use to steal the card info. Thankfully it was not tampered with. But who knows what could happen on the next fill-up?

Bottom line, you must always be aware that there are people out there trying to scam you out of your money. Or even go as far as to steal your identity.

Experts warn Montanans on Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a serious concern for individuals not only in the US but globally. Identity theft issues have been a common concern for several years and its frequency has sky-rocketed in the past few years. So much so that the market for identity theft protection services is expected to reach $28 billion by 2029.

I can count on one hand how many times I have been a victim of identity theft over the last few years. It is not a pleasant feeling to know that someone has access to your personal information and is using it themselves. Statistics say that there is a new victim every 22 seconds.

This is why experts are saying that Montanans need to protect themselves from being victims of identity theft and remove the following items from their wallets.

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