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November 26, 2006

Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft This Holiday Season

Identity Theft Reduction Tips

If you’re concerned about identity theft, then you need to know about shoulder surfing. The term conjures up images of the ocean or perhaps Internet surfing, but shoulder surfing is a much more serious concept. Shoulder surfing is one way that identity theft criminals can get the information they need from you to commit identity theft.

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What You Need To Know About Credit Card Rubbing

Have You Been The Victim of Credit Card Rubbing?

There are some things that you should learn about in order to reduce your risk of identity theft, and card rubbing is one of those things. Card rubbing is one way that identity theft criminals gather information they need to commit identity theft. If you have even just one credit card, you really need to know more about card rubbing.

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November 25, 2006

Identity Theft Resulting from an Accidental Email

Learn How College Students Experienced an Increased Identity Theft Risk Via Email

A recent situation at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences has put some students at a greater risk for identity theft. Over one hundred students were affected and put at greater risk for identity theft by a cyber mixup.

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Identity Theft and Middle School Students

Making Sure Your Child Doesn’t Become a Victim of Identity Theft

A recent incident in Virginia demonstrates the importance of being vigilant about preventing identity theft. Lifetouch Inc., a well-known company that photographs students for annual pictures, unintentionally printed student’s social security numbers on their ID cards. The incident sparked the concern of identity theft experts and parents alike, as it has the potential to increase the students’ risk of identity theft.

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November 24, 2006

Identity Theft in December

During the Holidays, Identity Theft Can Increase

Police in Cranbury, New Jersey have recently alerted their community about possible identity theft scams. Recently, the Cranberry Police Department has noticed a large number of complaints from townspeople who have experienced phone calls asking for personal information, only to find their identities had been stolen later on.

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November 19, 2006

Maryland Isn't Taking Identity Theft Lying Down

Is Maryland Cracking Down On Identity Theft Criminals?

Identity theft can carry a stiff sentence, and that proved true for a Maryland man who committed the crime. A twenty-something Baltimore male tried to buy an expensive SUV using another individual’s credit. The gentleman got a ride alright, just not the one he expected.

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Identity Theft in the News

Bank Reissues Credit and Debit Cards Because of Identity Theft Potential

Due to fears of identity theft and a security breach, thousands of debit and credit cards were reissued in Michigan. Identity theft can have far-reaching side effects, and reissuing credit cards hopefully alleviated the potential for identity theft.

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November 18, 2006

What You Need to Know About Skimming

How Skimming Can Lead to Identity Theft

All consumers should be aware of a fraudulent and criminal activity called skimming. Identity theft can happen to anyone, and fraudulent activities such as skimming can make you one of the unfortunate victims of identity theft.

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The Unfortunate Reality of Identity Theft

Identity theft is typically a “paper” crime and it usually involves stealing another individual’s social security number. However, Colorado has seen recent changes to the trends in identity theft and it's become quite an ominous and dangerous crime.

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November 17, 2006

Michigan Struck By Identity Theft

Michigan is Ranked 16th for Identity Theft

Recently there have been a number of arrests made in Michigan involving identity theft. Images of identity theft criminals just don't coincide with the peaceful, serene vision that usually comes to mind when we think of the state. Unfortunately, like all other states, Michigan too has become victim to an increasing number of identity theft crimes.

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November 11, 2006

Focusing On Identity Theft Risk Reduction

Recent Identity Theft Case Emphasizes Importance of Being Cautious

It’s a sad but accurate truth that identity theft most often occurs to victims by individuals that they know and trust. A recent incident in New York clearly demonstrates the surprising reality of identity theft. If you think identity theft could never happen to you due to someone you know, you might want to think twice.

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November 10, 2006

Identity Theft and Airports

How To Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft While Traveling

Identity theft has become increasingly prevalent, and that fact requires special consideration be given to many routine tasks. In addition to being vigilant and shredding important financial documents on the home front, it is important to take special precautions when traveling to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Recent Identity Theft Ring Arrests

Learn How to Avoid Identity Theft during Hotel Stays

Recently in Illinois, ten hotel workers were arrested as part of an identity theft ring. While new information is still being uncovered after a four-month investigation, the identity theft ring could involve thousands of victims nationwide. The recent crime brings up the question, just how safe is our credit card information when we stay at a hotel?

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November 9, 2006

Identity Theft is Just Too Easy

Experiment Reveals Some Surprising Truths about Identity Theft

A recent experiment by a Savannah, Georgia news station, WTOC11 The Southeast News Leader, reveals that identity theft can be surprisingly easy to commit due to the willingness and trusting nature of many individuals. WTOC conducted several experiments to determine how easy it could be to commit identity theft by gathering personal information from willing participants. The results are unpleasantly astounding.

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November 6, 2006

New Identity Theft Laws Coming Into Play

A Recent New York Law That Fights Identity Theft

Identity theft has definitely been more prevalent in recent years, and some state legislatures have recognized the need to pass laws that are aimed at reducing the crime. Fortunately for New York residents, it is one of the states working to fight identity theft and giving consumers the power to do the same.

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Does Identity Theft Have Anything To Do With Minimum Wage?

The Affect Minimum Wage Increases Have on Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing concern for everyone. Recently, however, concern for identity theft has been used as a basis to oppose a minimum wage increase in the state of Arizona. Wondering what identity theft has to do with minimum wage? You might be surprised…

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November 4, 2006

Corporations Are Finally Responding to Identity Theft

What Some Companies Are Doing to Reduce Consumers’ Risk of Identity Theft

It’s no secret that identity theft can have horrible consequences. You are probably already aware of some of the many ways you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim of the crime, but you might not be aware of the ways some companies are trying to reduce your risk of identity theft too. If you think you’re alone in the fight against identity theft, you might take comfort in the fact that isn’t necessarily the case.

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