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Feb 24, 2021

The pandemic brought about many changes in 2020. One change was the increase in identity theft. Yet, reported data breaches declined. Why? Find out the answer to this question and more in this episode. Special guest: Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center.


  • Who is the Identity Theft Resource Center and what do they do
  • The 2020 Data breach report results – why the decline in data breaches
  • What led to the increase in fraudulent unemployment claims using the ID of another
  • What to do if someone used your identity to file a PPP or EIDL disaster loan
  • 2020 Aftermath Study – why the increase in suicidal thoughts by ID theft victims
  • Concern for cutbacks in government funding for victim assistance programs
  • Two important tips to protect yourself
  • The most important thing to do if you are tricked by a scam

If you are a victim and need help, Kerskie Group’s ID Rescue is here to help.