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July 26, 2009

Recognize the Signs of Identity Theft before It's Too Late

Taking the usual precautions against identity theft is important, but equally important is recognizing the signs that identity theft has already taken place. According to the FBI, approximately 500,000 to 700,000 Americans are victims of identity fraud each and every year. However, many people don't realize the theft of their identity for 3 months to 3 years.

By the time of discovery, your credit and identity has already suffered much damage. Prevent this from happening to you; recognize the signs of identity theft before it are too late.

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July 15, 2009

Email Fraud: Job Search Schemes to Watch Out For

We can talk all we want about dumpster diving and telephone tricks, but the fact remains that email fraud is the most common method of deceiving people. And it makes sense: after all, there's virtually no risk since it's so difficult to track emails (and most people won't bother).

Unfortunately, one of the most common victims tend to be the unemployed. Scam artists know that people seeking jobs are struggling, and they count on that struggle to blind you to the inconsistencies in their offers. In other words, they're hoping that the old "too good to be true" instinct -- you know, the one that screams STOP! -- will take a backseat to the "I really need this" mindset.

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July 8, 2009

How to Prevent Identity Theft at Work?

You take every possible measure to prevent identity theft in your personal life. The question is, are you safe at work? Is your employer doing everything possible to protect the identity of company employees? Review this checklist of safety measures and see if your workplace passes the test.

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July 1, 2009

Prevent Identity Theft - 3 Tips to Spotting Card Readers

Have you heard that the latest method of identity theft is the use of card readers? Discovery of these devices is occurring in major bank lobbies and other trusted locations. The only way to stay safe is by understanding how card readers work and following these 3 tips to spot them.

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