Millions of people are affected annually by what is now considered one of the most prevalent crimes in the U.S. — identity theft. It strikes a chord close to home. “Missouri is the state with the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints,” according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s 2015 Data Book released in February 2016. And we see this reflected in our local news reports.
Although wise preventive measures are considered an essential part of any personal or organizational plan, statistics also indicate that all the precautions in the world may not effectively protect us from a proficient adversary.
A recent symposium prompted us to think about our own experiences with identity theft, and the lessons we have learned from it. For both of us, the approach went beyond the ordinary practical measures to ensure security — to searching for a more reassuring and solid basis of security and identity that would rebuild and fortify our well-being.
Read the full article at the Columbia Daily Tribune.