The Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

Most of us would agree that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is where the new identity theft "red flags rule" comes into play. These days, many businesses are required to inform you immediately if...

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Identity Theft Trends for 2011 and Beyond

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, a quick look at identity theft trends reveals that the pilfering of financial information is still one of our biggest domestic problems. There's good news, though: ID theft has dropped...

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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...

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Can Canadian Identity Theft Laws Help You?

Most people don't take identity theft seriously until it happens to them. Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, discovered this the hard way. Reality hit home on a personal note after his wife became a victim of bank identity theft. Harper...

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Dealing With Identity Cloning

For those on the run, or for people who just want to be anonymous in a crowd, identity cloning may seem like a good idea. In a case like this, someone steals your identity for concealment, or to shield them...

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Careful! Don't Tweet Your Way to Identity Theft

When it comes to identity theft, there's always something new. The one predictable thing about identity theft is... it's unpredictable. You think you know what identity thieves are up to and then they pop up with some new angle or...

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Criminal Identity Theft -- What You Don't Know can Hurt You

What does criminal identity theft have to do with you? Hopefully, nothing. But for some unlucky people, this type of identity theft becomes a reality. According to The Federal Trade Commission, identity theft doubles every year. If that's not scary...

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Beware -- Real Estate Computer Crimes on the Rise

Whether you are renting property you own or you're looking for a home to rent, you need to be aware of the latest in computer crimes. There are three different types of computer crime circulating on the Internet, both involve...

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Haiti Earthquake Leads to Charity Scams

No one wants to think of a tragedy like the Haiti earthquake in conjunction with charity scams, but unfortunately there are a lot of people out there willing to make a buck any way they can. A charity scam provides...

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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...

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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...

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Get Ready to Celebrate Consumer Protection Week

A Few Ideas to Herald in Consumer Protection Week While many of us are all for improving laws and policies that protect consumers from identity theft, most of us know that the fight begins at home and that's exactly what...

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Is Someone Finally Tackling the Identity Theft/Illegal Immigrant Issue?

Some News from the Identity Theft Battlefront Concern over the impact illegal immigration has on identity theft is not a racial issue, it's an issue of a legal impact on American citizens. It seems that people shy away from tying...

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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...

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Breaking Identity Theft News: Guess Who Had Their Identity Stolen?

Put Your Social Security Number on TV and Identity Theft WILL Happen We all saw the ads and were wondering if an identity theft service could actually be that good. Was it smart for LifeLock's CEO to display his social...

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Identity Theft: Trust No One

Another Identity Theft Case Proves You Don't Know Who You Can Trust Think your friends would never commit identity theft? Think your neighbor would never break into your house? After all, you live in an upscale neighborhood and associate with...

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Medical Identity Theft Is On The Rise

What You Need to Know To Protect Yourself From Medical Identity Theft Most of us think of credit cards and car loans when we think about identity theft. The sad thing is, medical identity theft is becoming just as common....

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Finally, Someone Lays A Heavy Hand on Identity Theft

The Punishment Fits the Identity Theft Crime The thing that frustrates us the most (those of us concerned about identity theft) is that criminals seem to get away with it with little more than a slap on the wrist. What's...

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Is Arizona The Identity Theft Capital of the World?

Why Is Arizona So Plagued By Identity Theft? We say that identity theft is a crime that can hit anyone. That no one is safe, regardless of where you life. And that's true -- to a point. While you may...

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Sometimes Identity Theft Takes on the Face of Revenge

Identity Theft: When Revenge Becomes a Crime When we think about identity theft, it's usually financial crimes that come to mind. We usually think of some low-life criminal who steals someone's information for monetary gain. In reality, identity theft doesn't...

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Identity Theft: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

LifeLock Seems Pretty Sure of It's Ability To Prevent Identity Theft The other day I saw a LifeLock identity theft commercial on television and was rather shocked by the whole thing. I wasn't even really watching television -- it was...

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Can Identity Theft Result in an Audit?

Identity Theft Victims Are About to Be Notified Believe it or not, identity theft can get you into trouble with the IRS. How? Because many illegal aliens use the social security numbers of legitimate US citizens when filling out their...

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New News from the Identity Theft Battlegrounds

Are We Finally Winning the War on Identity Theft? This Tuesday the FTC issued a report saying that the rate of identity theft has dropped. However, instead of jumping for joy (as one might expect) there are many who are...

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Identity Theft: Another One Bites the Dust

More Identity Theft Criminals Captured You know we like to prepare you for the worst, but sometimes we have to tell you when identity theft prevention in action helps take a bite out of the crime. Recently seventeen individuals were...

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Bizarre Identity Theft Case Makes the News

Wait Until You Read About This Identity Theft Horror Story Identity theft is tragic no matter how you look at it, but a recent news story really highlighted the unfortunate extremes of this crime. A month ago a New York...

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Combating Identity Theft Takes a Strong Governmental Role

The Federal Government's Role in Identity Theft Identity theft has changed identities in recent decades (pun intended). Identity theft crime has gotten increasingly more high tech thanks to our dependence on computers and other electronic devices. To address the importance...

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Finally Some Identity Theft Justice

A Judge Lays Down The Identity Theft Law We're so used to hearing stories about identity theft criminals getting nothing more than a slap on the hand, it isn't hard to understand why these crooks aren't worried about committing the...

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Maybe Now That Identity Theft Is Impacting the Rich...

Will Identity Theft Be Taken More Seriously Now? Sometimes, in today's world, the little guy can get stepped on for eternity and no one steps up and takes notice, but as soon as it happens to the big guns, everyone...

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Massachusetts Gets In On The Fight Against Identity Theft

Identity Theft Is Getting Harder In Massachusetts State by state, more US. citizens are being protected by laws that fight identity theft. Yesterday, Massachusetts was added to the list of states doing something to protect their citizens from the crime....

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Will Personal ID Chips Prevent Identity Theft -- Or Lead To It?

Personal ID Chips Aren't Science Fiction After All It used to be that having a microchip implanted in one's skin was nothing but a science fiction fairy tale. Nowadays, however, it's reality. VeriChip is putting personal ID chips into its...

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Are Social Websites Being Used for Identity Theft?

How Myspace, Facebook and Other Social Websites Pose an Identity Theft Risk When we think about websites like Myspace and Facebook, identity theft isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately though, it should be an important consideration....

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Paypal is Declaring a War on Identity Theft

How Paypal Is Helping Prevent Identity Theft Some consumers have been afraid of using Paypal services due to identity theft concerns. Fewer customers means less money for Paypal, and the company fully understands that. That's probably one of the reasons...

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Another Identity Theft Alert

Will Certigy Check Services Be The Cause of Identity Theft? I had a letter in the mail from Certigy Check Services the other day and the only thing that came to mind after I read it was -- you've got...

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Identity Theft: When Are The Courts Going To Take It Seriously?

The Sickening Truth About Identity Theft and The Legal System When it comes to talking about identity theft, I usually like to stick with the facts in an calm, collected and unbiased manner. However, when something makes me sick to...

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Putting Identity Theft Into Perspective

The Truth About Identity Theft When it comes to identity theft, there is definitely cause for concern. But are companies starting to take advantage of the fear that this very personal crime instills in us? The sad fact of the...

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Is Someone Finally Standing Up to the Credit Bureaus?

Credit Bureaus May Have To Take Accountability at Last If you're one of the many people who have inaccurate information on your credit report, you're definitely not alone. The credit bureaus report inaccurate information about millions of people each and...

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Is Identity Theft Really Like the Commercials Show It?

The Ugly Reality of Identity Theft If you've seen the identity theft commercials on television -- the one that portrays the big guy sitting on the couching talking with a cheerleader's voice or the one with the little old lady...

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Identity Theft: Who Took The “Security” Out Of Social Security Numbers?

More Identity Theft Headlines Pertaining To Social Security Numbers It seems that nearly every month there is a new headline regarding some breach involving social security numbers. Recently, an unfortunate situation in California made headlines. It appears that social security...

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Identity Theft Statistics: Do They Really Matter?

What Do Identity Theft Statistics Mean to You? Identity theft statistics are readily available. The news, the Internet, even blog sites like ours have easily-accessible identity theft statistics. But are identity theft statistics something you should watch like your stock...

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What States Have the Highest Rates of Identity Theft?

Identity Theft Risk Factors Did you know that your risk of identity theft can be related to your physical address? ID Analytics Inc., a well-known security-fraud firm, released a study recently that illustrates just how an individual’s risk of identity...

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What Trump Wants You To Know about Identity Theft

Identity Theft and Donald Trump Recent headlines all over the nation reported the latest in identity theft. Apparently, Donald Trump might be at risk. Identity theft doesn’t discriminate based on popularity or celebrity status. Anyone can become the victim of...

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Illinois Attorney General Receives Series of Identity Theft Complaints

Identity Theft in Illinois Consumers all across the nation are concerned about identity theft, and that has never been more evident than in Illinois recently. According to recent news reports, the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan received many...

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Identity Theft Making Headlines Again

How Should You Respond to the Threat of Identity Theft? According to recent news reports, an identity theft case recently occurred in the New England states. Just late last fall in Massachusetts a Nationwide insurance office experienced a theft, and...

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Identity Theft in the News Again

More On Illegal Immigration and Identity Theft Recently making headlines was a story about how more than 100 illegal aliens were prosecuted for identity theft. They used stolen identities to obtain jobs. Identity theft affects many Americans, but when it...

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More News on Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft Identity theft can happen to anyone. There are definitely some things that can increase your risk of identity theft. I’ve written many articles on here to keep you well informed about the possible ways you can become...

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Identity Theft and Credit Freeze Laws

A Freeze Placed on Your Credit Report Can Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft Recently in the news there has been more focus on identity theft and how a credit report freeze can help to reduce the effects of identity...

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Identity Theft in the News

Keep Your Eye on News Reports to Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft Learning about recent new events related to identity theft can be very helpful for consumers to reduce their own risk of identity theft. When you stay informed...

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Identity Theft and Security Freezes

Find Out a Freeze on Your Credit Report Can Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft In 2007, it looks like Arkansas residents will benefit from a yet-to-be-passed bill regarding identity theft. Arkansas is trying to follow the lead of twenty...

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Identity Theft in the News

Colorado Journalist Experiences Frustrations of Identity Theft The other day I read one of the most informative and compelling articles in that I have seen in a while. It appears that a freelance journalist recently became the victim of an...

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Identity Theft and Phone Solicitations

How to Avoid Identity Theft by Phone Recent arrests in an identity theft case in New York really highlight the importance of never giving out any information over the phone to anyone who calls your home, no matter who they...

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Identity Theft and Computer Usage

Criminals Involved in Identity Theft Ring Used File-Sharing Software Identity theft can occur in numerous ways, but very often a computer is involved in the crime. Not surprisingly, one story that made headlines recently involved identity theft that was committed...

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The Growing Threat of Identity Theft

Has Identity Theft in North Carolina Tripled? Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world and many states have witnessed an increase of occurrences. North Carolina is one state that has reported identity theft increases in...

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Printing Company Mishap Increases Identity Theft Risk

How an Honest Mistake Can Lead to Identity Theft There have been recent events in the news about the possibility of identity theft for specific groups of individuals. One situation occurred fairly recently and has increased the risk of identity...

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Identity Theft in Canada

How is the Risk of Identity Theft in Canada Different than in the US? Identity theft is certainly a risk for consumers in the United States, but it seems that the risk of identity theft might be even greater for...

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Identity Theft in Johnston County, North Carolina

Taxpayers at Increased Risk for Identity Theft Identity theft is a concern for all consumers and sometimes consumers can be at risk for identity theft as a result of the mistakes of others. I’ve recently written about a few situations...

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Identity Theft Resulting from an Accidental Email

Learn How College Students Experienced an Increased Identity Theft Risk Via Email A recent situation at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences has put some students at a greater risk for identity theft. Over one hundred students were affected and...

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Identity Theft and Middle School Students

Making Sure Your Child Doesn’t Become a Victim of Identity Theft A recent incident in Virginia demonstrates the importance of being vigilant about preventing identity theft. Lifetouch Inc., a well-known company that photographs students for annual pictures, unintentionally printed student’s...

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Identity Theft in December

During the Holidays, Identity Theft Can Increase Police in Cranbury, New Jersey have recently alerted their community about possible identity theft scams. Recently, the Cranberry Police Department has noticed a large number of complaints from townspeople who have experienced phone...

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Maryland Isn't Taking Identity Theft Lying Down

Is Maryland Cracking Down On Identity Theft Criminals? Identity theft can carry a stiff sentence, and that proved true for a Maryland man who committed the crime. A twenty-something Baltimore male tried to buy an expensive SUV using another individual’s...

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Identity Theft in the News

Bank Reissues Credit and Debit Cards Because of Identity Theft Potential Due to fears of identity theft and a security breach, thousands of debit and credit cards were reissued in Michigan. Identity theft can have far-reaching side effects, and reissuing...

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The Unfortunate Reality of Identity Theft

Identity theft is typically a “paper” crime and it usually involves stealing another individual’s social security number. However, Colorado has seen recent changes to the trends in identity theft and it's become quite an ominous and dangerous crime....

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Michigan Struck By Identity Theft

Michigan is Ranked 16th for Identity Theft Recently there have been a number of arrests made in Michigan involving identity theft. Images of identity theft criminals just don't coincide with the peaceful, serene vision that usually comes to mind when...

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Recent Identity Theft Ring Arrests

Learn How to Avoid Identity Theft during Hotel Stays Recently in Illinois, ten hotel workers were arrested as part of an identity theft ring. While new information is still being uncovered after a four-month investigation, the identity theft ring could...

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Identity Theft is Just Too Easy

Experiment Reveals Some Surprising Truths about Identity Theft A recent experiment by a Savannah, Georgia news station, WTOC11 The Southeast News Leader, reveals that identity theft can be surprisingly easy to commit due to the willingness and trusting nature of...

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New Identity Theft Laws Coming Into Play

A Recent New York Law That Fights Identity Theft Identity theft has definitely been more prevalent in recent years, and some state legislatures have recognized the need to pass laws that are aimed at reducing the crime. Fortunately for New...

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Does Identity Theft Have Anything To Do With Minimum Wage?

The Affect Minimum Wage Increases Have on Identity Theft Identity theft is a growing concern for everyone. Recently, however, concern for identity theft has been used as a basis to oppose a minimum wage increase in the state of Arizona....

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Corporations Are Finally Responding to Identity Theft

What Some Companies Are Doing to Reduce Consumers’ Risk of Identity Theft It’s no secret that identity theft can have horrible consequences. You are probably already aware of some of the many ways you can reduce your risk of becoming...

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Infocards and Identity Theft

How Infocards Can Reduce Online Identity Theft The ominous ever-present threat of identity theft has the potential to drastically alter and affect ebusiness. Consumers have come to enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering online, but because identity theft criminals...

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Biometrics and Identity Theft

Will Biometrics Eradicate Identity Theft Completely? With identity theft on the rise, companies are trying to find solutions to lower the risk of identity theft. Interestingly, there is a possible solution on the horizon. Biometrics, a technology that can help...

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Debit Cards and Identity Theft

A PIN Doesn’t Necessarily Protect You from Identity Theft Think you’re safe from identity theft? You may want to think twice. You might regularly shred important financial documents and safeguard your social security number, but that doesn’t mean you are...

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Some Good News About The War on Identity Theft

More Changes in Identity Theft Rules As much as I complain about the lack of identity theft protection offered to consumers by the government and big businesses, I also am the first to stand up and applaud when positive changes...

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Senate Bill May Help Prevent Identity Theft

What’s the Real Deal with The Senate Bill and Identity Theft Protection? Just when we were starting to think the government could care less about our identity theft issues, a senate bill was introduced that would lend a hand to...

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Credit Card Fraud at Restaurants Isn’t an Urban Legend

Important News Regarding Restaurant Credit Card Fraud A while ago we wrote about how important it is to keep your credit card in sight when paying at a restaurant. We didn’t have any specific cases to cite, but we knew...

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Identity Theft Hits the FTC

The FTC Isn’t Immune to Identity Theft Issues As if the personal information of 26.5 million veterans being stolen wasn’t bad enough, now it appears that even the FTC isn’t immune from identity theft issues. If the Federal Trade Commission,...

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