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May 25, 2006

Internet Newbies at Greater Risk of Identity Theft

Are Some More at Risk of Identity Theft than Others?

Those of us who have been using the Internet for years tend to assume that everyone’s gotten plugged into the Web right along with us. The truth of the matter is, each and every day more and more people who have never visited the Internet are logging on -- and these people are prime targets for identity theft criminals.

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May 17, 2006

New Identity Theft Scam

Identity Theft Scams Revamp Once Again

People are becoming wise to the phishing games that identity theft criminals play. Most of us know that if we receive an email from our “bank” asking us to provide personal information to resolve an issue with our account, we should ignore the email and delete it or even forward it to the authorities. But as with most scams, once consumers become wise to the games being played, the criminals reinvent the scams finding new ways to achieve their unscrupulous goals.

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May 12, 2006

Identity Theft: The Road to Recovery Isn’t Always Easy

Why Creditors Make Identity Theft Recovery So Darn Hard

In a perfect world, a victim of identity theft would be able to explain the situation to the defrauded creditors and have the nightmare simply washed away. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it usually works. Instead, many identity theft victims find themselves in the position of having to prove their case to the companies that issued the criminal credit, and even when the victim does that they often find themselves fighting an uphill battle.

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May 6, 2006

Identity Theft: A Difference between Caution and Paranoia

Don’t Lose Your Mind When Watching Out for Identity Theft

Okay, I will admit that I can sound pretty doom and gloom when it comes to fighting identity theft. In fact, one might believe that identity theft risks are lurking around every corner. While I do emphasize the importance of being vigilant when it comes to fighting identity theft, there are some things that can be cleared up so you’re not afraid to breathe lest you risk becoming a victim.

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