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January 29, 2008

Can Your Wireless Network Lead to Identity Theft?

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft and Your Home Wireless Network

Wireless networks in our homes have made multi-PC Internet access much easier and much more affordable. They've also opened the door to identity theft. While that wireless network in your home may seem like the neatest thing since sliced bread, it may actually be your worst nightmare waiting to happen if it's not set up properly. Here are some things you need to know.

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January 24, 2008

Does PayPal Put You At Risk of Identity Theft?

What You Need to Know About PayPal and Identity Theft

Over the years PayPal has become an increasingly-popular way to make payments online, the problem is that many people feel PayPal puts them at an increased risk of identity theft. Are these fears founded, or are these people missing out on a valuable online payment tool? If you've been afraid to use PayPal due to identity theft concerns, there are some things you should consider.

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January 18, 2008

Dealing with Debt Collectors When You've Been the Victim of Identity Theft

Some Debt Collectors Aren't Sympathetic to Identity Theft Victims

When you become the victim of identity theft it's a horrifying and helpless feeling. You'd like to think that those with the power to do so would help you get through the situation with as little frustration as possible. Unfortunately, many debt collection agencies care very little for your personal situation and will try to scare you into paying debts you're not responsible for. Here's how to handle it.

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January 12, 2008

Can Identity Theft Result in an Audit?

Identity Theft Victims Are About to Be Notified

Believe it or not, identity theft can get you into trouble with the IRS. How? Because many illegal aliens use the social security numbers of legitimate US citizens when filling out their W-4s. When their employers report those earnings, the tax return info of the people who actually have that social security number don't jive. Then all "you know what" breaks loose.

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January 5, 2008

Creative Ways of Preventing Identity Theft From Your Mailbox

Prevent Identity Theft Criminals From Getting Your Mail (Or Catch Them In The Act)

Believe it or not, many identity theft crimes begin at the mailbox. How? Because the nasty little identity theft gremlins (or criminals, if you prefer) tamper with people's mailboxes, stealing mail with very personal information. Account statements, credit card bills, even communication from the IRS, your employer and the Social Security administration can all make their way to your mailbox at one time or another. If you want to keep these documents safe and protect yourself from identity theft, there are some things you need to do.

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