Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by Jerome Donovan
What information does a scammer need? A lot of information about you is required to carry out a heist on your bank account and your identity, which you might not know. Scammers are getting better at what they do and are always looking for new ways to get people’s personal and financial information. In this blog post, I will take you through the information a scammer needs from you to access your bank account and identity.
Scammers are after your confidential information, such as account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive details that can allow them to drain your checking account or run up charges on your credit cards. They can use your stolen identity to take out loans, obtain credit cards, or even get driver’s licenses in your name.
The above information is the typical information scammers need about you, but others are also required you might not be aware of.
This blog post will go over the twelve pieces of information that a scammer requires to access your bank account and steal your identity. Knowing what these criminals are after allows you to take precautions and secure your finances.
What information does a scammer need?
To be clear, a scammer doesn’t need all this information to crack your finances. The scammer needs just a couple of them, which gives an excellent combination to access your bank account or steal your identity.
Some of this information a scammer needs is very important; the others are supporting information needed to complete the puzzle.
- Your full name and date of birth
Scammers need your full name and date of birth to verify your identity and access your bank account information. They may ask for this information through a phone call, email, or fake website.
This could be used to reset your password or give thieves access to your account. People tend to put their dates of birth all over the Internet, which is a shame. People are eager to share special days with the world because social media makes it easy to tell everyone about them.
- Your social security number