Identity Theft - Don't Let the Dancing Pigs Fool You

Dancing pigs and identity theft -- what could the two possibly have in common? As unlikely as it sounds, these two really are related. Learn how Internet users chose dancing pigs instead of staying safe on the Internet....

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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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Warn Your Kids -- Ringtones and Identity Theft

Ringtones and identity theft -- what do these two have in common? Plenty. Identity theft thieves attack where you're most vulnerable and that's exactly what they are doing when it comes to ringtones. Along with the coolest cell phone, kids...

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Protect Loved Ones from Identity Theft Scams

Every day, we learn about new identity theft scams. And since you visit this site, odds are you protected yourself. Taking on the task of convincing your friends and family about the serious nature identity theft really may prove a...

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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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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...

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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...

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Texting and Phishing -- A Dangerous Combination

Admit it, identity thieves, especially those involved in phishing, are creative. They stop at nothing, steal your personal information and use your identity to their advantage. Another area of your life they discovered to encroach upon, deceive you, and get...

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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...

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Beware of Identity Theft Scams on Facebook

Identity theft scams are everywhere these days. Because of this, you have to be careful everywhere you go. Even some of your favorite sites like Facebook are not scam proof. Learn the latest and greatest in identity theft tactics ....

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Are ATMs an Increasing Identity Theft Target?

Identity Theft Trends Prove ATMs Dish Up More Than Just Cash You go to the ATM for cash, with identity theft probably being the last thing on your mind. Your not alone. There are those who are usually relentless about...

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The Door To Door Sales Identity Theft Scam: Adapting Old Methods To Today's Purposes

Yet Another Identity Theft Scam To Look Out For Door to door sales scams are nothing new, but in an era when identity theft is rampant, they create a venue for scammers to obtain personal information from unsuspecting victims. Sometimes...

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You Didn't Win The Lotto: You've Been The Victim of Identity Theft

Another Identity Theft Scam Circulating The Internet Think identity theft only happens when someone gets your credit card information? Guess again. Let's say you get an email. Supposedly you're the winner of some International lottery. You don't remember entering, but...

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Employment Identity Theft on the Rise

What To Do If You're the Victim of Employment Identity Theft Employment identity theft isn't a new topic for us. It does, however, seem that the crime is on the rise which means we need to focus on it a...

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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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Common Identity Theft Scams You Need To Watch Out For

Be On The Lookout For These Identity Theft Scams You won a prize! You're being considered for a wonderful job! You've been found to be the relative of a deceased billionaire who left you his fortune! Sound too good to...

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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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The New Tax Rebate Plan Has The Identity Theft Criminals Out In Abundance

Don't Fall For The Latest Identity Theft Scam With recent news of the upcoming tax rebate checks, identity theft criminals have once again found a way to make a good thing go bad. There's a big scam involving these checks...

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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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Identity Theft Isn't Just Financial

Identity Theft Gets Personal It's bad enough when someone steals your identity and puts your financial world in turmoil, but what happens when identity theft results in a different type of loss? What happens when identity theft compromises your integrity?...

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Are Identity Theft Crooks On The Prowl Again?

Another Identity Theft Scam Hits The Streets My wife got a disturbing call from her grandmother the other day and it seems she was the target of an identity theft crime. The company called her and told her she could...

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Are P2P Networks an Identity Theft Threat?

Identity Theft and P2P Those of us who have logged on to P2P networks may not have given much thought to how using them could lead to identity theft. Unfortunately, identity theft criminals did give thought to the topic --...

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Identity Theft Criminals Prey Our Our Desires

Don't Let Greed Cause Identity Theft It seems that everyone wants something for nothing, and identity theft criminals are all very well aware of this fact. That's probably why they use our minor greed to hit us with schemes that...

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The Surprising Truth About Identity Theft and Co-Signing

The Sad Truth About Co-Signing and Identity Theft Some people commit identity theft for profit while others do it because they feel as though there is no other choice. There are some things in this world that you really can't...

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The Thieves Aren't The Only Ones Pulling Identity Theft Scams

Identity Theft Con Artists Are Getting Smarter When you think of someone pulling an identity theft scam, you'll usually picture someone stealing someone else's identity for their own twisted purposes. Unfortunately, identity theft con artists encompass more than just the...

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Can Using Paypal Lead to Identity Theft?

Tips for Using Paypal Without Putting Yourself At Risk of Identity Theft Paypal is a popular service that people use to send and receive payments online. Lately, however, it seems that more and more consumers are worried about Paypal being...

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Email Scams Explained

What are Email Scams? Email scams are one way that identity theft criminals get the information they need to commit identity theft. Not falling victim to email scams requires some planning, organization, and caution. Below you’ll find some helpful information...

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Avoiding Email Scams

Email Scams are used by Identity Theft Criminals to Gather Needed Information When it comes to identity theft, there are so many Internet and email scams out there. Avoiding scams is a helpful way for you to reduce your risk...

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Identity Theft Phone Scams

Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Identity Theft When you think about identity theft scams, you might be curious about who is most at risk for identity theft. Statistics don’t always tell the whole story because not all cases of...

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Identity Theft and Medical Records

Can You Become an Identity Theft Victim after Seeking Medical Treatment? I’ve written about identity theft risk and how restricted access to your medical records reduces your risk of identity theft. But what many Americans don’t realize is that identity...

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Identity Theft and Phone Calls

Reduce Your Incoming Calls One of the best and easiest ways you can reduce your risk of identity theft is to simply reduce the number of calls that you have coming into your home. Identity theft criminals sometimes commit their...

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Identity Theft and Store Returns

How to Avoid Identity Theft When Returning an Item after the Holidays The holidays are a time when your risk of identity theft is at risk. Typically, online shopping and leaving your credit card visible when you are standing in...

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A New Identity Theft Scam Geared Towards Credit Card Holders

Be On The Lookout For This New Identity Theft Scam It never ceases to amaze me how these identity theft creeps seem to come up with new ideas. It sure does keep my work cut out for me. The scumbags...

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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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When Identity Theft Protection Goes Wrong

What You Need to Know about Identity Theft Protection Many of us know that credit monitoring services are an excellent form of identity theft protection. While they may not actually prevent identity theft from occurring, these credit monitoring services can...

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Identity Theft and Job Fraud

How the Promise of a Job Can Lead to Identity Theft In today’s market there are millions of people looking for jobs and identity theft criminals have found a way to benefit from the situation. Internet job banks have quickly...

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The Correlation between Crime, Public Records and Identity Theft

Is the Area In Which You Live Putting You at a Higher Risk of Identity Theft? It has often been said that everyone is at an equal risk of identity theft regardless of where they live. That isn’t necessarily the...

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New Identity Theft Scam

Identity Theft Scams Revamp Once Again People are becoming wise to the phishing games that identity theft criminals play. Most of us know that if we receive an email from our “bank” asking us to provide personal information to resolve...

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There’s a New Identity Theft Scam in Town

The IRS Identity Theft Scam Just when you think the slime-ball identity theft criminals couldn’t possibly think of another identity theft scam, they’ve come up with yet another one. With tax refund season here, the con artists are at it...

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Online Surveys and Identity Theft

Can Online Surveys Lead to Identity Theft? There are a number of companies performing online surveys nowadays, but can these online surveys lead to identity theft? While the initial online surveys themselves don’t often lead to identity theft, the end...

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Do Not Call List Identity Theft Scam

Yet another Identity Theft Scam on the Rise It’s no secret that telemarketers aren’t typically your favorite people. After all, they tend to make their phone calls at the most inopportune times and you can never get them off the...

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Identity Theft and Student Rosters

Beware of Student Rosters and Identity Theft So you’ve arrived at college and you need to put your name down on a student roster for one reason or another. The problem is, the roster is asking for more information than...

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Free Credit Report Offers May Be an Identity Theft Scam

Another Identity Theft Scam to Be on the Lookout For If you’re wondering what’s on your credit report, you’re not alone. Millions of people research their credit reports each and every year. The problem is, there are identity theft criminals...

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Another Identity Theft Scam

The Jury Duty Identity Theft Scam With all of the identity theft scams out there in the world, you’d think the identity theft criminals would start running out of ideas. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Now there’s another identity theft...

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A Common Identity Theft Scam

This Identity Theft Scam Happens Every Day It’s an identity theft scam that happens quite often and you need to know about it in order to effectively protect yourself from it. You receive a phone call and the person on...

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More Common Identity Theft Techniques

Identity Theft Techniques Used To Get Your Credit Card Information When it comes to protecting yourself from identity theft, it’s important that you understand the techniques that identity theft criminals use to steal your personal information. One of the things...

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How Do ID Theft Thieves Get Your Information?

ID Theft: Knowledge is Power If you’re worried about or have been the victim of ID theft, you probably wonder how in the world the ID theft thieves get your personal information in the first place. If you want to...

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Avoid Becoming a Check Washing Victim

Check Washing Is Yet another Scam You Need To Be Wary Of If you haven’t heard of check washing, chances are you aren’t protecting yourself from the crime and if you’re not protecting yourself, you make the perfect target. Check...

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Online Job Seekers at Risk of Identity Theft

If You’re Looking for an Online Job, Be Wary of Identity Theft If you’re looking for a job online, you have more to worry about than whether or not you’re going to get that pivotal interview or land your dream...

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Credit Card Security Code ID Theft Scam

ID Theft: They Don’t Always Need Your Credit Card If you think that criminals who are committing credit card fraud and ID theft always need to steal your credit card number in order to get what they want, you’d better...

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Latest Tricks Thieves Are Using for Identity Theft

Stay On Top of the Latest Identity Theft Scams Unfortunately, the identity theft criminals that are intent on stealing your identity keep coming up with new tricks and keep revamping old tricks to get the information they need from you....

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Identity Theft: How Criminals Steal Your Information

Identity Theft Secrets the Thieves Don’t Want You To Know Believe it or not, there isn’t just one single way that identity theft thieves steal a victim’s information. There are a number of ways that are utilized when this type...

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Identity Theft and the Credit Card Phone Scam

Identity Theft: Don’t Fall Victim to the Credit Card Phone Scam When it comes to identity theft, the credit card phone scam is one of the oldest in the book. Before the advent of the Internet, there was the telephone...

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Spyware Can Lead to Identity Theft

The Threat of Spyware If you think that Spyware is just an inconvenience that makes your computer run more slowly, think again. Spyware is actually a malicious program that can lead to the theft of your identity. So what exactly...

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