Dual Credit College English
October 5, 2019
Causal Analysis Essay
Beep! Beep! The hollow drone of an angry alarm clock rips through your subconscious. Startled, you jolt upright and rush half dressed, to the office. Still groggy, you slide your card into the reader and a red light flashes, barring entry. Confused, but not wanting go to the boss to call attention to your tardy, you tap the glass of the breakroom to get anyone’s attention. From around the corner walks a more kempt, well-trimmed, mirror of yourself. You lock eyes and after a ten second duel he gives you that signature smile and wink that you’re so know for, and saunters back down the hall. Confusion, awe, and then anger wash over you; these are common notions when dealing with identity theft.
Society is shifting to a more connected and online based platform with consumers managing many different accounts and services all from their phone or their computer. In 2007 only twenty percent of the world’s population were internet users. Now, that number has increased to over fifty percent of the world's population. Online accounts, online banking, and internet shopping have greatly increased accessibility of products and information. But this connected world has also caused an increase in identity theft. To participate in these online networks, users are required to give sensitive information such as their birthday, address, financial information, and social security number. If ever in the wrong hands, this information can be used to steal one’s identi...