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April 28, 2006

Can Your Neighbors Help You Prevent Identity Theft?

Neighbors Can Be Great Allies In the Fight Against Identity Theft

When we think about our the fight against identity theft, we normally focus on things we can do by ourselves to protect ourselves. Because of this, people often overlook one of the best possible allies in the fight against identity theft -- their neighbors. Believe it or not, your neighbors may be able to help you in your fight against identity theft and you can help them with theirs.

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April 24, 2006

Can Car Shopping Lead to Identity Theft?

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft When Shopping For a Car

Think about it -- what’s one of the first things a salesman asks for when you want to test drive a car? Your driver’s license! And what does he or she do with that driver’s license? The answer to that question may very well determine whether or not you become a victim of identity theft.

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April 18, 2006

Credit Card Information for Sale

Who's Bidding on Your Credit Card Information?

It used to be that the people who stole your credit card information were the people who used the information to commit identity theft. That's no longer the case. Nowadays, organized crime groups are getting involved in the credit card game and are stealing people's credit card information and then putting it up for sale online. Want to know how and for how much? We have the details.

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April 15, 2006

Identity Theft Isn’t Always a Solitary Game

Identity Theft Cases Can Often Be Linked to Identity Theft Rings

When most of us think about identity theft, images of a lowly, lone criminal searching for our personal information usually come to mind. However, the true face of identity theft may indeed paint a very different picture. Many cases of identity theft have nothing to do with the lone criminal, but rather entire identity theft rings -- and those may do the worst damage.

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April 11, 2006

Are Identity Theft Warnings Really Overblown?

Is Identity Theft Really the Problem It’s Touted to Be?

There’s been some debate lately as to whether or not identity theft is really the problem it’s reported to be. Some people are trying to say that identity theft isn’t as widespread as some of the experts would like you to believe and that the advice being given to protect yourself is just a matter of making you paranoid. Considering the fact that identity theft is indeed the problem we all fear it is, I’m wondering who’s behind the message that it’s not really anything for the average person to worry about. Could the identity theft criminals be trying to run damage control?

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April 10, 2006

Would You Know If You Were a Victim of Identity Theft?

Would You Know if You Were the Victim of Identity Theft?

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Unfortunately, many of the victims don’t even know that they’ve been victimized until months after the damage has been done and for some it may take more than a year to ever find out about the situation. There are, however, red flags you should pay attention to that can indicate that you’ve been the victim of identity theft.

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April 8, 2006

Is Identity Theft Finally Getting Some Attention?

Identity Theft is Finally Being Noticed by Authorities

It used to be that victims of identity theft would go into their local police departments, file a police report, and have that report shoved into a folder to get lost amid a mass of similar complaints that nothing was being done about. Nowadays, that’s no longer the case and incidents of identity theft are being followed up on and prosecuted like never before. But why did it take so long for the authorities to stand up and take notice?

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April 4, 2006

Can Anti-Spyware Software Really Prevent Identity Theft?

Using Anti-Spyware Software to Prevent Identity Theft

If you’re like most prudent people, you’re probably concerned about protecting yourself from identity theft. You probably keep your sensitive documents under lock and key, never give out personal information over the phone and know not to respond to emails that involve phishing. But are you really doing everything you can to prevent identity theft? If you don’t have an anti-spyware program running on your computer, you’re missing a key element in the fight against identity theft.

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