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October 31, 2007

Reducing Your Risk of Identity Theft

Identity Theft and Social Networking Sites

Identity theft has been a growing concern in recent years, and the widespread availability of social networking sites has the potential to make the problem worse. Websites like Myspace and Facebook are very popular especially with teens and young adults, and the amount of information that users post on their profiles can really assist an identity theft criminal.

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October 25, 2007

Another Easy Way to Remember How to Reduce Your Identity Theft Risk

Identity Theft This Holiday Season

Identity theft is always a concern, but during the holiday season your risk of identity theft increases quite a bit. While you should always take precautions to prevent identity theft, you should definitely step up your efforts during the holidays. Here are some helpful tips to reduce your identity theft risk this holiday season. Just keep the word “holiday” in mind, and you’ll be prepared this year.

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October 22, 2007

Reduce Your Identity Theft Risk This Season

Identity Theft and Holiday Shopping

It’s almost time to begin holiday shopping, and millions of Americans use credit cards to make their holiday purchases. If you’re among those millions, the following identity theft tips will help you prevent identity theft this holiday season. Before you shop, read our identity theft tips.

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October 18, 2007

Identity Theft Prevention the Easy Way

Having Trouble Remembering How to Reduce Your Identity Theft Risk?

Sometimes it can get overwhelming trying to remember identity theft prevention tips. We've decided to make it easy for you. Below you'll find eight identity theft prevention tips, using the word "identity" as your memory cue.

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October 15, 2007

Has Your Child Been the Victim of Identity Theft?

Children Need to Be Protected From Identity Theft Too

It used to be that high school students would get out of class for an assembly and the speaker was usually a recovering alcoholic there to warn about the dangers of substance abuse and drunk driving. While those are certainly very valid and beneficial topics young people need to know about, there’s also a new area of concern that high school students being educated on. We now live in a world where children are becoming the victims of identity theft.

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October 11, 2007

Bizarre Identity Theft Case Makes the News

Wait Until You Read About This Identity Theft Horror Story

Identity theft is tragic no matter how you look at it, but a recent news story really highlighted the unfortunate extremes of this crime. A month ago a New York man who was a veteran of the Vietnam War passed away. His family made arrangements to bury him, but they encountered some troubles along the way. Read more about this rare, but peculiar, case of identity theft below.

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October 7, 2007

Tips for Reducing Your Identity Theft Risk While Holiday Shopping

Identity Theft and the Holiday Season

Identity theft has been on the rise in recent years, and a recent news article has indicated that Birmingham, Alabama has now made the top 50 U.S. cities for identity theft. There are always stories that highlight the risk of identity theft for citizens living in certain cities, states, or geographic regions. While this information is informative and helpful to know, make sure you’re not lured into a false sense of security.

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October 3, 2007

Combating Identity Theft Takes a Strong Governmental Role

The Federal Government's Role in Identity Theft

Identity theft has changed identities in recent decades (pun intended). Identity theft crime has gotten increasingly more high tech thanks to our dependence on computers and other electronic devices. To address the importance of identity theft, in 2006 President Bush created an identity theft task force. But is it just another political maneuver or is it something that's really benefiting us as a whole?

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October 1, 2007

One Easy and Inexpensive Way to Prevent Identity Theft

Is Your Laptop Breeding Grounds for Identity Theft?

If you watched the season premiere of Ghost Whisperer last week, you might remember the scene where the reporter went to visit Melinda’s professor-friend at the university. When the professor went to get a book on the other side of the room, his view was obstructed by the bookcases. The reporter took advantage of this, inserted a USB stick into the professor’s computer, and copied files. What does that have to do with identity theft? You're about to find out.

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