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July 30, 2007

The Surprising Truth About Identity Theft and Co-Signing

The Sad Truth About Co-Signing and Identity Theft

Some people commit identity theft for profit while others do it because they feel as though there is no other choice. There are some things in this world that you really can't live without including housing and transportation. Unfortunately, without good credit, it can be hard to provide oneself and family with these things. However, a co-signer can change all that. But what if someone doesn't have a friend or relative willing to co-sign for them? That's when identity theft can happen.

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July 27, 2007

Will Personal ID Chips Prevent Identity Theft -- Or Lead To It?

Personal ID Chips Aren't Science Fiction After All

It used to be that having a microchip implanted in one's skin was nothing but a science fiction fairy tale. Nowadays, however, it's reality. VeriChip is putting personal ID chips into its customers and providing hospitals with free scanners. The chip can be used to confirm identity and can even store medical history. But will these chips keep identity theft from happening, or will it create even more problems?

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July 26, 2007

Identity Theft Isn't Always Financial In Nature

There's More To Identity Theft Than Meets the Eye

Think that identity theft criminals just want your information so they can get credit in your name? Feel you're not at risk of identity theft because your credit isn't up to par? You may want to change the way you think about identity theft. Identity theft criminals may be after more than your credit.

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July 25, 2007

Don't Get Too Secure With Identity Theft Protection

Identity Theft Protection Can Only Go So Far

I've said it once and I'll say it again -- identity theft protection services can only take you so far. You still have to be mindful of what you do with your personal information. A recent "test" conducted by an executive at one of the biggest identity theft protection companies out there proves just how dangerous it can be to let your guard down.

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July 23, 2007

Are Social Websites Being Used for Identity Theft?

How Myspace, Facebook and Other Social Websites Pose an Identity Theft Risk

When we think about websites like Myspace and Facebook, identity theft isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately though, it should be an important consideration. It seems that these social websites are quickly becoming breeding grounds for identity theft crimes.

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July 21, 2007

Paypal is Declaring a War on Identity Theft

How Paypal Is Helping Prevent Identity Theft

Some consumers have been afraid of using Paypal services due to identity theft concerns. Fewer customers means less money for Paypal, and the company fully understands that. That's probably one of the reasons Paypal has waged war on phishing and identity theft. Here are just a few of the things Paypal is doing to help prevent identity theft occurrences.

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July 17, 2007

The Thieves Aren't The Only Ones Pulling Identity Theft Scams

Identity Theft Con Artists Are Getting Smarter

When you think of someone pulling an identity theft scam, you'll usually picture someone stealing someone else's identity for their own twisted purposes. Unfortunately, identity theft con artists encompass more than just the thieves.

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July 15, 2007

Another Identity Theft Alert

Will Certigy Check Services Be The Cause of Identity Theft?

I had a letter in the mail from Certigy Check Services the other day and the only thing that came to mind after I read it was -- you've got to be kidding me! How in the world can this service, who I never even really gave permission to store information about my checking account, have sold my checking account details to an information broker? I'm not alone. You may have been victimized too.

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July 10, 2007

When Parents Commit Identity Theft

Some Identity Theft Crimes Are Uglier Than Others

As a parent, you're supposed to protect your children. That's what makes it so horrendous and ugly when parents commit identity theft. And I'm not talking about identity theft of some random individual -- I'm talking about identity theft of their very own child. Think it doesn't happen? Guess again.

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July 4, 2007

Can Credit Monitoring Services Really Prevent Identity Theft?

The Truth About Identity Theft and Credit Monitoring Services

Identity theft is an ugly crime and it's no surprise that people will do anything they can to prevent it from happening to them. Many identity theft experts advocate credit monitoring services for those who are serious about fighting identity theft. The question is, can credit monitoring really prevent the crime, or are the benefits of credit monitoring services highly misunderstood?

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