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September 30, 2008

Breaking Identity Theft News: Good for Us, Bad for Uncle Sam

Looks Like Someone is Holding Government Accountable for Identity Theft

Think the government would never put you at risk of identity theft? At least not knowingly right? Think again. More and more local governments are putting personal information online as part of an initiative to make public records more easily available. In one case in recent news, this resulted in a woman's identity being stolen. Looks like Uncle Sam is finally being held accountable.

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September 21, 2008

Are ATMs an Increasing Identity Theft Target?

Identity Theft Trends Prove ATMs Dish Up More Than Just Cash

You go to the ATM for cash, with identity theft probably being the last thing on your mind. Your not alone. There are those who are usually relentless about identity theft prevention, and they don't think twice about using an ATM. That could be a big mistake...

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September 11, 2008

Is Identity Theft Protection Worth The Price?

Some Things to Consider about Identity Theft Protection

Independent companies offer identity theft protection for a nominal cost. These plans can give you several different services, from credit report monitoring to recovery assistance if your credit is stolen despite your best efforts. It seems like a good deal, due to the ever-rising incidence of identity theft - but is it worth the money?

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September 5, 2008

Phishing For Your Identity

A Crash Course Phishing Education

Phishing is a relatively simple way for identity thieves to steal your personal and financial information. With little effort, identity thieves can disseminate phishing e-mails to millions of recipients; even if only a few respond, they may successfully collect enough information to devastate those individuals' personal finances.

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September 1, 2008

Identity Theft Protection Toolbox

The Right Tools for Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft protection is necessary if you want to do your part to avoid becoming a victim of the crime. With the right arsenal of weapons in your toolbox, you can both lessen the likelihood of it happening and make recovery easier if, despite your best efforts, your identity is stolen anyway.

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