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June 30, 2007

Children Are at an Increasing Risk of Identity Theft

Identity theft targets children too

Your son gets arrested for writing bad checks or your daughter applies for her first apartment only to find out she has thousands of dollars in unpaid debts -- welcome to the world of identity theft. Think identity theft only affects the elderly or the uninformed? Guess again? Identity thieves are targeting children too.

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June 27, 2007

Identity Theft: When Are The Courts Going To Take It Seriously?

The Sickening Truth About Identity Theft and The Legal System

When it comes to talking about identity theft, I usually like to stick with the facts in an calm, collected and unbiased manner. However, when something makes me sick to my stomach and induces a bit of rage in me -- well, I'm not the type to keep my mouth shut about it. What's got me in a tizzy? How law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts in general really don't really seem to give a darn about identity theft victims.

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June 25, 2007

Putting Identity Theft Into Perspective

The Truth About Identity Theft

When it comes to identity theft, there is definitely cause for concern. But are companies starting to take advantage of the fear that this very personal crime instills in us? The sad fact of the matter is, some companies are. Before you go spending money to protect yourself from identity theft, there are some things you need to consider.

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June 21, 2007

Is Someone Finally Standing Up to the Credit Bureaus?

Credit Bureaus May Have To Take Accountability at Last

If you're one of the many people who have inaccurate information on your credit report, you're definitely not alone. The credit bureaus report inaccurate information about millions of people each and every year. Unfortunately, getting your good name cleared isn't always as easy as pointing out the credit bureaus' mistakes. If certain lawmakers get their way, that's all about to change.

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June 19, 2007

Is Identity Theft Really Like the Commercials Show It?

The Ugly Reality of Identity Theft

If you've seen the identity theft commercials on television -- the one that portrays the big guy sitting on the couching talking with a cheerleader's voice or the one with the little old lady with the voice of a gangster -- it can be hard not to laugh. But is identity theft really a laughing matter?

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June 16, 2007

What You Need to Know About Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking Explained

Cybercrime is most definitely a worry in the new millennium, and one of the scariest cybercrimes is cyberstalking. According to Wikipedia, "Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk someone. This term is used interchangeably with online harassment and online abuse." If you visit chat rooms or pursue the message boards of the Web, there are some things you need to know to avoid becoming a victim of cyberstalking.

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June 14, 2007

Kids Need to Prevent Identity Theft Too

Tips for How Your Kids Can Help Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft can be an overwhelming thing to consider, but one way to prevent identity theft involves staying informed. It’s certainly important for you to follow all of the standard advice regarding identity theft reduction such as safeguarding your social security number and shredding important financial documents, but your children should also do their part to prevent identity theft.

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June 12, 2007

Can a Simple Phone Call Result in Fraud?

Reducing Your Risk of Telephone Fraud

Fraud is unfortunately all too common. Though we would like to believe all of us know better, many fraud victims fall prey to unscrupulous individuals who are quite competent at executing scams. A prime example is a telephone scam that involves a fraudulent vacation. If you want to protect yourself and your loved ones from this con, read on…

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June 10, 2007

Do You Have an Identity Theft Survival Kit?

An Identity Theft Survival Kit Should be In Every Home

Identity theft can happen to anyone, and identity theft resources can help you cope with this reality. That is why it is so important to be prepared for the possibility of identity theft, even if you think it will never happen to you. One of the most important identity theft resources you can have at your disposal is an identity theft “survival kit”. If you don’t know what one is, then you need to read on…

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June 7, 2007

Are Computer Crimes the Downside to Modern Technology?

Computer Crimes in the New Millennium

A surprising number of consumers who have Internet access do not really understand how the Web works or how much a risk it presents. If you asked them how fast their modem was or what type of operating system they have, you would be met with a blank stare, so it’s no wonder that computer crimes can present an even more confusing situation for novice web surfers.

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June 4, 2007

Identity Theft: Who Took The “Security” Out Of Social Security Numbers?

More Identity Theft Headlines Pertaining To Social Security Numbers

It seems that nearly every month there is a new headline regarding some breach involving social security numbers. Recently, an unfortunate situation in California made headlines. It appears that social security numbers of an incredibly large number of California residents were made available through the Secretary of State’s website. Why is this such a big deal and how did it happen?

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June 1, 2007

Can Frequent Credit Card Use Lead to Identity Theft?

Managing Credit Card Use to Prevent Identity Theft

Credit cards are great convenience in our modern society, but they could lead to identity thief in several ways. Credit card companies try to talk consumers into use their credit cards often. This widespread usage of credit cards allows them to make more money through interest rates and transaction fees. But does frequent credit card use put a cardholder’s identity at risk?

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