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September 28, 2007

Reducing Your Risk of Identity Theft One Password at a Time

Passwords and Identity Theft

Use separate passwords -- it's a warning that is uttered so often that many of us become immune to the wisdom and choose to ignore it altogether. Well, I had a neighbor who did just that. He ignored the good identity theft advice I have to offer him, and he nearly paid big time.

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September 23, 2007

How Long Does Identity Theft Hurt?

The Lasting Effects of Identity Theft

When people ask about identity theft, one of the first questions that seems to come out is "How long will the effects of identity theft last?" The answer to this question, unfortunately, isn't always cut and dry. There are many factors to consider when estimating how long identity theft will affect someone. Here are some things to think about.

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September 19, 2007

Can Internet Security Software Prevent Identity Theft?

Preventing Identity Theft with Internet Security Software

If you're serious about preventing identity theft, then you really need to take a look at your Internet security software. After all, today's Internet security tools go a lot further than the basic anti-virus protection of yesteryear. Nowadays your Internet security software can stop viruses and spyware, thwart hacker attempts, set parental controls and even notify you of phishing scams. What does your Internet security software do? Is it doing enough?

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September 14, 2007

Identity Theft Isn't Just Financial

Identity Theft Gets Personal

It's bad enough when someone steals your identity and puts your financial world in turmoil, but what happens when identity theft results in a different type of loss? What happens when identity theft compromises your integrity?

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September 10, 2007

Are Identity Theft Crooks On The Prowl Again?

Another Identity Theft Scam Hits The Streets

My wife got a disturbing call from her grandmother the other day and it seems she was the target of an identity theft crime. The company called her and told her she could consolidate her debt and even reduce it by about $15,000 (half of what it was). All they needed was her credit card numbers. Unfortunately, this wasn't a real debt consolidation offer. It was an identity theft crime waiting to happen.

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September 8, 2007

Are P2P Networks an Identity Theft Threat?

Identity Theft and P2P

Those of us who have logged on to P2P networks may not have given much thought to how using them could lead to identity theft. Unfortunately, identity theft criminals did give thought to the topic -- a lot of thought. It seems that using P2P networks can indeed lead to becoming the next victim of an identity theft crime. If you're wondering how (or if you're wondering what P2P is) then you need to read this...

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September 4, 2007

Which Shredders Are Best For Preventing Identity Theft?

When it comes to preventing identity theft, shredders play a key role. After all, the type of shredder you have can make all the difference in the world. An identity thief isn't beyond piecing together paper strips to get the information they need. Trying to put back together thousands of pieces of confetti, however, is a different story entirely. If you're serious about preventing identity theft, these shredders are the ones you should be looking into.

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September 1, 2007

Do You Need Identity Theft Insurance?

The 4-1-1 on Identity Theft Insurance

With identity theft becoming such an increasingly popular crime, more and more people find themselves wondering if identity theft insurance is needed. After all, you can take all of the right steps to reduce your risk of identity theft, but nothing can completely prevent it. The question is, will identity theft insurance really help if you become the next victim? Here's what you need to know.

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