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January 31, 2007

Identity Theft and the Traveling Salesman

Helpful Hints for Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft can be disguised in many forms. I don’t know about where you live, but do you ever get those door-to-door salespeople who arrive on your doorstep selling magazines? A few months ago I had a young salesperson who showed up at my door trying to sell magazines. It’s quite possible his company was completely legitimate. He wasn’t a college student, but he was competing for a trip to Cancun or some other exotic destination and had to sell enough magazine subscriptions to qualify. I wasn’t willing to purchase magazines from someone who just showed up on my doorstep because I was concerned about the possibility of identity theft.

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January 30, 2007

Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Do You Really Know How to Prevent Identity Theft?

It’s much better to prevent identity theft than it is to try to address it after it has occurred. Identity theft affects many individuals from all walks of life every year. No one is really immune, and there are many ways identity theft can happen. When you learn to prevent identity theft, you can significantly reduce the likelihood that you will become the victim of identity theft.

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January 29, 2007

Identity Theft Resources Help Before and After

Discover One of the Least Known Identity Theft Resources

Identity theft resources can be very valuable for identity theft victims. Many individuals know that they should contact the credit reporting agencies and file a local police report, but there are other identity theft resources available that should be utilized as well. When it comes to identity theft, it makes sense to utilize all the available identity theft resources at your disposal.

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January 28, 2007

Identity Theft Occurs Daily

Recent News Headlines Reinforce Just How Often Identity Theft Happens

If you think identity theft is under control, you may want to think twice. Although some may have you believe that the criminals are being caught and the world is safer, identity theft is still on the rise. Identity theft stories make headlines on a regular basis, and this week has been no exception. Earlier this week headlines revealed yet another recent case of identity theft.

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January 26, 2007

Identity Theft in the News Again

More On Illegal Immigration and Identity Theft

Recently making headlines was a story about how more than 100 illegal aliens were prosecuted for identity theft. They used stolen identities to obtain jobs. Identity theft affects many Americans, but when it involves criminals who are motivated to seek employment, it can cause even more problems than usual for its victims.

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January 22, 2007

How Receipts Can Help Fight Identity Theft

Can Keeping Your Receipts Help You If You Become an Identity Theft Victim?

When you hear news reports about identity theft that involve everyday businesses, you are quickly reminded just how often you use your credit and debit cards. As a result, you are also reminded how much your risk of identity theft has increased. The more your card numbers are out there, technically the greater your risk of identity theft is. Below you’ll learn about one new case of identity theft that recently made headlines. You’ll also learn what I consider to be some very useful tips for offsetting the damage that can be caused should you become the victim of identity theft.

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January 17, 2007

More News on Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone. There are definitely some things that can increase your risk of identity theft. I’ve written many articles on here to keep you well informed about the possible ways you can become a victim of identity theft. Another important piece of the puzzle is to keep current on any recent identity theft stories in the news.

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January 15, 2007

Identity Theft and Credit Freeze Laws

A Freeze Placed on Your Credit Report Can Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

Recently in the news there has been more focus on identity theft and how a credit report freeze can help to reduce the effects of identity theft. If you want to learn more about what a credit report freeze is and how it can help you if you become the victim of identity theft, you'll want to read more below.

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Identity Theft Resources Help Identity Theft Victims

Where Can You Turn If You Are an Identity Theft Victim

Identity theft resources can be very valuable for individuals who have found out they’ve become the victim of identity theft. Surprisingly, though, many consumers know little about identity theft and even less about identity theft resources.

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January 14, 2007

Identity Theft in the News

Keep Your Eye on News Reports to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

Learning about recent new events related to identity theft can be very helpful for consumers to reduce their own risk of identity theft. When you stay informed of recent news reports detailing security breaches that could lead to possible identity theft, you can potentially minimize any damage done to your credit history.

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January 12, 2007

Identity Theft after the Holidays

It Pays to Learn All You Can about Identity Theft

Even though Christmas is over, identity theft is still a reason for concern. Just last week an employee at a Delaware mall was arrested for identity theft. Apparently, she took the credit card information of customers she sold gift cards to and used that information to buy gift cards for herself. Just think of how often you used your credit cards this holiday season and how many sales associates you came into contact with this holiday shopping season. The more purchases you made, the greater your risk of identity theft.

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January 11, 2007

Identity Theft and Security Freezes

Find Out a Freeze on Your Credit Report Can Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

In 2007, it looks like Arkansas residents will benefit from a yet-to-be-passed bill regarding identity theft. Arkansas is trying to follow the lead of twenty five other states and pass identity theft legislation that will give consumers greater control over just who has access to their credit reports.

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January 10, 2007

Identity Theft and Medical Records

Can You Become an Identity Theft Victim after Seeking Medical Treatment?

I’ve written about identity theft risk and how restricted access to your medical records reduces your risk of identity theft. But what many Americans don’t realize is that identity theft is not always perpetrated by just a single individual. More and more organized criminals are committing identity theft. The rewards for identity theft criminals can be great, and many times there is low risk of getting caught.

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January 9, 2007

Preventative Measures Banks Take to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

Identity Theft Can Be Harder for Criminals to Commit Thanks to Increased Security Measures

Identity theft is a growing threat but luckily banks and other businesses are doing something to reduce consumers’ risk of identity theft. You might have already experienced some of the new ways that companies are trying to reduce the risk of identity theft for their customers.

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January 8, 2007

Identity Theft and Phone Calls

Reduce Your Incoming Calls

One of the best and easiest ways you can reduce your risk of identity theft is to simply reduce the number of calls that you have coming into your home. Identity theft criminals sometimes commit their crimes after getting important and needed information from their victims over the phone.

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January 7, 2007

Identity Theft and Store Returns

How to Avoid Identity Theft When Returning an Item after the Holidays

The holidays are a time when your risk of identity theft is at risk. Typically, online shopping and leaving your credit card visible when you are standing in line are two ways that increase your risk of identity theft. Another possible way that you can be at risk for identity theft is one that you don’t even realize it. This year you need to be extra careful when you are making any returns. Returning items to a store can be one potential way that you can become the victim of identity theft.

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January 6, 2007

Tips for Lessening Your Risk of Becoming a Victim of Computer Crimes

What are Computer Crimes?

Computer crimes are just one way that identity theft criminals can commit identity theft. Computer crimes involving identity theft can really escalate your risk of identity theft. Think about it. The World Wide Web has really made the world seem a lot less small. Identity theft criminals in any region of the world can commit identity theft via computer crimes as long as they have an Internet connection. No longer are criminals limited by geography or circumstance. The World Wide Web has greatly increased the likelihood of identity theft to occur as the result of computer crimes.

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January 4, 2007

Preventative Measures Banks Take to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft

Identity Theft Can Be Harder for Criminals to Commit Thanks to Increased Security Measures

Identity theft is a growing threat but luckily banks and other businesses are doing something to reduce consumers’ risk of identity theft. You might have already experienced some of the new ways that companies are trying to reduce the risk of identity theft for their customers.

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