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June 23, 2009

Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft Scams

Worried about identity theft scams? You should be -- they're on the rise and they just keep getting worse. Several years ago, in 2007, studies found that there were 8.1 million victims in the United States alone. That's 8.1 million in one year -- and that number is climbing today.

So how can you protect yourself? The first step is becoming familiar with identity theft scams.

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June 18, 2009

Let Your Browser Protect You Against Phishing

Phishing and surfing go hand in hand. How? While you are surfing the Internet looking for information, thieves are lurking in the background, waiting for you to visit one of their attack sites, so they can steal your precious, personal information. To prevent this from happening, put your browser to work and take advantage of its built-in features keeping you safe from thieves.

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June 10, 2009

Social Sites and Identity Theft -- What You Need to Know

While you may not even realize it, identity thieves find you -- and your personal information -- very interesting. These thieves are forever looking for the easiest and newest way to get to your personal information and they have found just that with through social networking sites.

If you love your networking sites, here are some tips to keep you from becoming the latest identity theft victim.

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June 4, 2009

Identity Theft News: Learn the Latest Schemes

It's hard to keep up with identity theft news -- it seems like every few minutes, there's a new scheme out there. The most common these days are phishing schemes, where someone attempts to sucker you out of your money or, worse yet, personal information (SSN, credit card numbers, back account or routing numbers, etc).

So if you want to make sure you're up to date on identity theft news, stay familiar with the latest scams.

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