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December 30, 2009

Methods of Fraud -- How To Spot Them

Although most people realize that fraud is a serious danger, many don't understand exactly how quickly it moves and how difficult it is to stop. By the time you uncover fraud in one area of your life, an identity thief may very well have spent thousands of dollars in your name. These tips help you spot fraud early and, hopefully, stop it before it gets out of hand.

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December 23, 2009

Check out These 13 Identity Theft Techniques

Identity theft is an ever-evolving crime. You think you know all the techniques and tricks of the thieves and then...they come up with a new one. We compiled a list of 13 different ways thieves steal your personal information for the purposes of identity theft.

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December 16, 2009

Scary Cybercrime Information that Makes You Rethink Identity Theft

In today's computer savvy world, it's difficult to believe that all computer users aren't aware of identity theft. To most people, having a computer is as necessary as having a car or a phone.

People who have cars and phones obviously have insurance to protect their possessions. So why do those same people go without security or 'insurance' to protect their computers and personal information and avoid identity theft?

Cybercrime has grown. Just in case you don't know the latest about identity theft, here is some scary information that might get you to rethink protecting yourself on the Internet.

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December 9, 2009

Create "Thief-proof" Passwords to Prevent Identity Theft

To prevent identity theft, you have to learn the methods of thieves and the way they think. One of the ways identity thieves work is in bits and pieces. By collecting bits and pieces of your information, they can eventually gather enough information to "crack" or figure out your passwords to sites you visit containing credit card and banking information.

When a thief has gained access to the first little bit of information about you, he can often use that information to figure out what your online passwords are. If a thief can crack your password, they can gain access to your personal information; this is why it is so important to use passwords that are difficult for thieves to crack.

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December 3, 2009

Online Work or Identity Theft Scams?

Many people work online, which means that identity thieves have a lucrative market for identity theft scams. In fact, working through legitimate job search sites gives identity thieves a great way to trap people who are too web savvy to fall for phishing scams from Nigeria.

In other words, these identity theft scams target people who are very comfortable online and know quite a lot about computers. That probably means you, especially if you're hunting for online work. And that means this is invaluable information for you.

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December 1, 2009

Prevent Identity Theft on Social Networks

Social networking sites have become easy prey for identity thieves. But don't worry; we've got some tips to keep you safe while you socially network! Learn how identity theft occurs with networking sites and ways to prevent identity theft from happening to you.

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