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February 26, 2008

Suspicion Can Protect You From Identity Theft

Why Being Suspicious Isn't A Bad Thing Where Identity Theft is Concerned

You really hate to think of yourself as a suspicious individual - someone who thinks there are criminals lurking in every corner - but the fact of the matter is that being that way sometimes can help keep you from being a victim of identity theft. While you don't want to see the evil in every person you meet, you need to protect your information from everyone - and that means people you might usually trust with it.

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February 20, 2008

Sometimes Identity Theft Takes on the Face of Revenge

Identity Theft: When Revenge Becomes a Crime

When we think about identity theft, it's usually financial crimes that come to mind. We usually think of some low-life criminal who steals someone's information for monetary gain. In reality, identity theft doesn't always have to do with money. Sometimes it's just cold revenge, as a recent California case clearly reflects.

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February 13, 2008

The New Tax Rebate Plan Has The Identity Theft Criminals Out In Abundance

Don't Fall For The Latest Identity Theft Scam

With recent news of the upcoming tax rebate checks, identity theft criminals have once again found a way to make a good thing go bad. There's a big scam involving these checks and if you're not careful, you could be the next victim. Here's what you need to know to stay safe...

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February 7, 2008

Identity Theft: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

LifeLock Seems Pretty Sure of It's Ability To Prevent Identity Theft

The other day I saw a LifeLock identity theft commercial on television and was rather shocked by the whole thing. I wasn't even really watching television -- it was mostly playing in the background. I noticed the commercial was for LifeLock so I took a closer look and suddenly realized there was the CEO's social security number blazoned across the TV screen. And that's when I found myself asking this question - is LifeLock's commercial an ingenious display of the company's confidence in it's services or evidence of a false sense of security?

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February 4, 2008

Natural Disasters Can Be Identity Theft Nightmares

That Tornado That Hits May Just Result In Identity Theft

Recently tornadoes tore through areas of Southern Wisconsin and I kept hearing things on the news about people finding mail belonging to families in different counties - which got me to thinking about identity theft. Tornadoes wreak a path of destruction when they touch down, but the threat may not disappear with the storm. It may stick around for months following the disaster.

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