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October 30, 2006

Identity Theft and Holiday Shopping

Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Identity Theft This Holiday Season

This holiday season it is so important to make sure that you take special precautions to reduce your risk of identity theft. The holiday season is, unfortunately, a prime season for identity theft criminals. If you want to make sure this holiday season doesn’t turn into an identity theft nightmare, you’re going to want to adhere to the following advice.

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October 29, 2006

Identity Theft and New Credit Card Technology

How New No-Swipe Credit Cards Can Lead to Identity Theft

There is a new technology that at first might appear to make our lives easier but comes with the hidden possibility of actually increasing our risk of identity theft. In fact, not only can it increase our chances of identity theft, it can increase your risk of fraudulent credit card transactions. If you want to know what this technology is and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft because of it.

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October 28, 2006

Identity Theft: What College Students Need To Know

How to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft While at College

Identity theft can be more of a concern for college students than any other age group. College students have unique living arrangements and a unique lifestyle that makes them more susceptible to identity theft crimes. If you or someone you know started college this year or will be heading off to college the next, there are some identity theft risks you need to know about.

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October 23, 2006

Infocards and Identity Theft

How Infocards Can Reduce Online Identity Theft

The ominous ever-present threat of identity theft has the potential to drastically alter and affect ebusiness. Consumers have come to enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering online, but because identity theft criminals are technologically savvy, the internet might not be able to continue in its current form. Internet merchants must change with the times or risk being phased out as the threat of identity theft looms. That’s where infocards come into play.

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October 22, 2006

Identity Theft and Social Security Cards

One Simple Way to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

Identity theft can be a nightmare for those who are unfortunate enough to become victims it. Because of this, it is wise to take every step possible in order to reduce your risk. Since your social security number is one of the most valuable bits of information to identity theft criminals, you should safeguard that nine-digit number as though your financial security depended on it -- because it does.

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Biometrics and Identity Theft

Will Biometrics Eradicate Identity Theft Completely?

With identity theft on the rise, companies are trying to find solutions to lower the risk of identity theft. Interestingly, there is a possible solution on the horizon. Biometrics, a technology that can help to lower identity theft occurrence, is being introduced to the marketplace. Why? Because identity theft is a billion-dollar problem and biometrics promises to alleviate that burden.

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October 21, 2006

Identity Theft and Email Scams

Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft by Being Cautious of Email Scams

Avoiding identity theft can often be as simple as avoiding pesky emails. You’re probably wondering what I mean by pesky, right? Identity theft criminals have become much savvier and have resorted to creating fake, yet professional-looking, websites to achieve their goals. They lure unsuspecting consumers in by sending fraudulent emails in order to gather information to be used to commit identity theft. Want to protect yourself? Read on...

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October 14, 2006

Identity Theft and Ordering Checks Online

Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft by Avoiding Online Check-Printing Companies

What would happen if you woke up one morning and every red cent in your checking account was gone? You couldn’t take cash out of the ATM, checks you had written were bouncing, you were accruing NSF fees and bounced check charges faster than you had ever imagined possible. If you’re not careful about where you get your checks from, this could very well happen to you.

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October 9, 2006

Identity Theft and MySpace

Your Online Habits Can Put You at Greater Risk of Identity Theft

If you are serious about reducing your risk of identity theft, you need to take a look at your online habits. If you are a college student or young adult, the following information can probably be particularly relevant, but everyone needs to know some things regarding Internet behavior so they can take care and inform their friends and family members.

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October 6, 2006

Online Shopping and Identity Theft

How to Decrease Your Risk of Identity Theft When Shopping Online

The Internet has presented an entirely new way of shopping, and most of us have grown to love it (maybe even more than we should). If you shop online a lot, you need to take special precautions to avoid identity theft. It is important to be vigilant about safeguarding your credit card numbers. The risk of identity theft always exists, especially when an online transaction is involved.

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Writing Down Your Social Security Number Increases Your Risk of Identity Theft

Identity Theft Risk Reduction

Avoiding identity theft is the easiest way to avoid the disastrous consequences that it inevitably results in. There are a number of ways to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, so let’s take a look at some ways to avoid identity theft that often never occur to us.

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October 2, 2006

Identity Theft and Unsolicited Phone Calls

Another Step to Take to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

An important step to reducing you risk of identity theft is to always be vigilant. You should never provide your social security number or any other personal financial information to someone who calls your house. If you are interested in applying for a credit card and call the credit card company, you will need to provide your social security number in order to apply. That is okay because you are the one who is initiating the call. However, if a credit card company calls you, don’t give any information that could lead to identity theft. There are no guarantees as to who it is on the other end of the phone line.

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