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August 29, 2008

The Implications Of Identity Theft

Identity Theft Is a Serious Problem

Identity theft is not a "it can never happen to you" situation. If it hasn't happened to you, the idea of having your identity stolen may seem a bit surreal. If you think that it can't happen to you, think again -- everyone is at risk, and the potential implications can be devastating.

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August 21, 2008

Identity Theft: A Hard Life Lesson For College Students

What College Students Need to Know About Identity Theft

College students are especially prone to becoming victims of identity theft for a variety of reasons. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 31% of identity theft victims are between the ages of 18-29. Because of this, it is important that college students take proactive stance in protecting the integrity of their financial identities to help ward off future problems.

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August 14, 2008

What Does School Registration Have to do With Identity Theft?

Identity Theft and School Registration

Child identity theft is an increasingly common occurrence, because children's credit records are generally not monitored by their parents. This makes them an easy target if their personal information, such as their full name, birth date or location, Social Security Number, or other specifics are somehow accessible.

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August 6, 2008

Identity Theft is Hitting Home - Literally

What You Should Know About Household Help and Identity Theft

Identity theft is an increasingly-common problem that we all face, and we much each be vigilant regarding the possible ways that identity thieves can obtain our personal information for their own uses. While we are fairly inundated with the idea that identity theft is prevalent via the Internet, many of us overlook the potential for individuals entering our homes as household employees to gain access to our information.

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August 2, 2008

Identity Theft Insurance: The Best Tool for Identity Theft Recovery

Identity Theft Insurance Can Prevent Nightmares

The increasing prevalence of identity theft is spawning the establishment of identity theft insurance businesses whose mission it is to assist in identity theft recovery. Repairing damaged finances and credit records can take hundreds of hours. Many consumers do not have the time or the inclination to pursue this process alone. Fortunately, there are business that can help.

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August 1, 2008

The Door To Door Sales Identity Theft Scam: Adapting Old Methods To Today's Purposes

Yet Another Identity Theft Scam To Look Out For

Door to door sales scams are nothing new, but in an era when identity theft is rampant, they create a venue for scammers to obtain personal information from unsuspecting victims. Sometimes door to door sales people are legitimate; other times they are scammers, trying to either cheat you out of your money or information that would make you vulnerable to having your identity stolen. Here's what you need to know about another identity theft scam making the rounds...

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