Identity Theft: How to Avoid and Deal With the Problems

Welcome to IdentityTheftFixes.com! We're bound and determined to help you protect your identity from unscrupulous thieves who want to steal your personal information, ruin your good name, destroy your credit and cripple you financially.

My name is Max Anderson and I'm going to show you the ins and the outs of protecting yourself from identity theft. I'll let you in on the latest identity theft techniques and tell you how to stop yourself from becoming a victim.

If you've already been the victim of identity theft, I'll show you what steps to take in order to sort through the nightmare and get yourself back on track.

I've lived the identity theft nightmare and I know how horrendous it can be. I want to do everything I can to make sure you don't have to go through the same thing I went through.

At this site you'll also meet Jessica Hunter. Jessica really cares about people and she wants to do everything she can to help you avoid the identity theft and the troubles that come along with it.

So sit back and get ready to protect yourself from those who would do your identity harm. We're going to make sure you're armed with the tools you need to thwart them at every turn.

Beware the Possibility of Donor Registry Scams

In the over-crowded field of identity theft, medical donor registry scams haven't yet risen above the level of background noise. Luckily, few scammers have hit upon this clever method of acquiring your personal information -- at least for now.

But as legislators, law enforcement, and vigilant consumers close other avenues of ID theft, this type of scam may very well rise in prominence in coming years. Sure, the possibility you'll fall prey to it is small; but it always helps to be aware of the possibilities.

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These Identity Theft Games Can Help You Stay Sharp

The concept of identity theft games may seem a bit odd at first glance, but when you get right down to it, they're nothing to laugh at. Not only can they help adults stay sharp when it comes to ID theft facts, they're a good teaching tool for young people, especially those just starting out in the workforce.

The federal government maintains a variety of online ID theft resources at OnGuardOnline.gov, including a couple of nifty games.

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Can Identity Theft Repair Companies Really Help?

With 9 million new cases of identity theft reported each year, it was inevitable that specialized identity theft repair companies would soon appear to offer their services to the victims. While the help doesn't come cheap, to those traumatized by ID theft, their services can seem well worth the price. But are they really?

Let's take a closer look.

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IRS Identity Theft Scams

Nowadays, most people know that they need to be cautious in order to avoid falling prey to identity theft scams, especially online. But we also tend to pay close attention to missives we receive from the government, particularly the Internal Revenue Service.

It never occurs to most people that a scammer might be bold enough to risk the wrath of the IRS just to steal someone's identity. The purpose of this article is to dispel that dangerous illusion.

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Debit Cards and ID Theft at the Gas Station

By now, you probably know to avoid gas station identity theft by taking your credit or debit card receipts with you, and disposing of them properly. But even if you do everything right, you can still get zinged by a clever identity thief -- especially if you use your debit card at the pump.

It's bad enough that the oil companies hold you hostage. Why let someone steal your identity too?

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The Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

Most of us would agree that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is where the new identity theft "red flags rule" comes into play. These days, many businesses are required to inform you immediately if ID theft occurs during the implementation of their commerce.

That way, you can start working immediately on your identity theft fix, rather than finding out months or years later that someone's stolen your life.

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Creative Identity Theft: It's on the Rise

While the same old methods of ID theft keep occurring over and over again -- because, sadly, they work like gangbusters -- we've seen some surprisingly creative identity theft methods become more prominent recently.

While ID thieves can be dumb, they're not always. Sometimes they're pretty darn smart. We don't say that because we admire them, but because it's critical for you to realize that a lack of ethics doesn't necessarily equal a lack of brains. You have to remain very, very careful, even in situations when you shouldn't have to.

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Identity Theft Trends for 2011 and Beyond

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, a quick look at identity theft trends reveals that the pilfering of financial information is still one of our biggest domestic problems. There's good news, though: ID theft has dropped by 28% since 2009, so those public awareness programs just might be working!

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How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

For many of us, the first hint of identity theft is a rash of credit report errors -- usually late notices or charge-offs for credit cards we don't even own. Setting the record straight is a difficult, time-consuming process, but you have to do it.

By law, credit reporting agencies must correct any inaccurate information when you point it out. But because they have to be very cautious before doing so, expect to have to jump through a few hoops first.

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Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number

Do you know where your Social Security Number is... or, more to the point, who it's with?

The truth is, most of us don't even know our SSNs by heart, and we don't take them seriously enough. Most of us see an SSN primarily as a form of identification, which it is - but more significantly, it's the form of ID that the government uses to track almost every aspect of your life.

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Beware the Possibility of Donor Registry Scams

These Identity Theft Games Can Help You Stay Sharp

Can Identity Theft Repair Companies Really Help?

IRS Identity Theft Scams

Debit Cards and ID Theft at the Gas Station

The Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

Creative Identity Theft: It's on the Rise

Identity Theft Trends for 2011 and Beyond

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number

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