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March 24, 2008

Preventing Identity Theft When You Travel

Staying Safe From Identity Theft When Away From Home

Vacation is supposed to be fun, so the last thing you should be worried about is identity theft, right? Wrong! In fact, the only time my mother-in-law had ever been the victim of identity theft is when someone from a tourist store stole her credit card information. She remembered it happening because they took a "carbon" of her card and gave her a shady excuse when she asked why. Sure enough, a few days later she had fraudulent charges on that card. Turns out the store employees had been doing that to out-of-towners for quite a while. If you want to stay safe from identity theft when you travel, here are some things to consider.

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March 19, 2008

Finally, Someone Lays A Heavy Hand on Identity Theft

The Punishment Fits the Identity Theft Crime

The thing that frustrates us the most (those of us concerned about identity theft) is that criminals seem to get away with it with little more than a slap on the wrist. What's to stop the crime from occurring if the punishment isn't severe? Well my friends, we have something to celebrate this week. It seems that someone is finally making identity theft criminals pay for their crimes.

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March 14, 2008

Common Identity Theft Scams You Need To Watch Out For

Be On The Lookout For These Identity Theft Scams

You won a prize! You're being considered for a wonderful job! You've been found to be the relative of a deceased billionaire who left you his fortune! Sound too good to be true? It is. These are the hooks that many identity theft criminals try to lure you in with. If you don't want to fall victim to some of the more common identity theft scams, these are some things you need to watch out for.

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March 4, 2008

Is Arizona The Identity Theft Capital of the World?

Why Is Arizona So Plagued By Identity Theft?

We say that identity theft is a crime that can hit anyone. That no one is safe, regardless of where you life. And that's true -- to a point. While you may be at risk of identity theft no matter what area of the world you reside in, it seems that Arizona residents are more at risk than most.

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