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October 27, 2010

Beware of Postal Identity Theft! Part I

Be careful, folks: postal identity theft is on the rise. In the burgeoning world of consumer fraud, you might say that it's number one with a bullet.

Now, I'm not talking about the identity thief's old standby of cadging personal information from stolen mail, or even from unshredded bills or personal records found in the trash. That's pretty much old hat. Postal ID theft takes it to a new level, using an accomplice you probably wouldn't expect: the USPS itself.

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October 22, 2010

Become Familiar with Common Computer Crimes

We all know about computer crimes -- but then again, how much do we know, really? When you think of computer crimes, do you think of hackers slipping into bank servers to examine financial records, or someone sending you a fraudulent email?

The thing is, both of those -- and many other activities -- are computer crimes. Some are more likely to affect you than others, though, and those are the crimes watch for and be ready to deal with.

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October 15, 2010

Protect Yourself -- Prevent Identity Theft by Understanding Crimeware

To stay safe and prevent identity theft, there are certain terms you must understand. Crimeware is one of those terms. Learn what crimeware is, how it can affect you, and how to prevent identity theft.

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October 1, 2010

Don't Let Thieves Ruin Your Life with This Computer Crime

We love our technology and electronic gadgets, but with the good comes the bad and some of that 'bad' is computer crimes. When you think of identity theft, you usually think of someone stealing your identity. But what if you unknowingly download a virus that allows thieves to ruin your reputation when you've done absolutely nothing wrong? Find out how this is possible

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