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  1. TransUnion Credit Agency – Customer Data Stolen By Richard Chapo
    It seems a day doesn’t go by without a company announcing it has lost or had customer data stolen. TransUnion Credit Agency has now joined the parade of identity theft.TransUnion Credit AgencyIn late summer, TransUnion discovered that over 3,600 consumer records had been stolen from a regional sales office in California. The company indicated the data was stored on an independent desktop computer. The company believes the computer was stolen as part of a burglary, not an intentional intent to …


  2. Preventing Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud: How to Protect Your Credit Information By Ed Vegliante
    According to a recent poll by Experian, one in five Americans has reported they have experienced some form of identity theft. If it happens to you, and your identity is stolen, you might be in for a lengthy hassle that could cost you your credit rating and leave a permanent blight on your financial records.How Credit Card Theft StartsThieves start by targeting your personal information: Social security numbers, bank statements, tax reports, credit card debit information and passwords, or even …


  3. Preventing Identity Theft - Tips for Personal Security By Nikki Greene
    America, it’s time to take an aggressive stance in preventing identity theft! The odds of the average American becoming the victim of such an outrageous crime are greater than you might think. In fact, with today’s technology and just a little creativity, thieves can quite easily capture your personal identity for the purposes of draining your funds, charging expensive items to your credit cards and recreating their entire lives to virtually become “you”. There are effective ways to fight t…


  4. Identity Theft : They Got Him By Daryl Campbell
    His hard earned money? Gone. Creditors on his back everyday. Police knocking on his door. His family strained to the breaking point. He didn't do anything wrong but my business partner's life got turned upside down a few years back. He became a victim of what is now the fastest growing crime in the world. Identity theft.According to the Federal Trade Commission, since 1999 over 27 million people in the US alone became victims of this epidemic 10 million more last year. Harris InterActive,a mar…


  5. How to Prevent Online Identity Theft By Jim Edwards
    Identity theft rates one of the fastest growing crimes in mAmerica today and the Internet can make it even easier for some criminals to take your good name and drag it through the mud.Identity theft involves criminals stealing your personal information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and other information, usually to buy things on credit or to empty out your bank accounts.Through your financial liability with your credit cards may be limited to $50 to $500, it can take yea…


  6. 7 Ways To Squash Identity Theft By Matthew Keegan
    It is the scourge of our age: identity theft. Thieves learn an important part about your personal information, such as your credit card number, and they open accounts in your name and spend, spend, spend! Unfortunately, by the time you discover that you are a victim the damage is already done. Here are seven steps you can take to prevent identity theft.1. Guard your social security number. Clerks, telephone sales people, etc. will sometimes ask for your social security number. Do not give this…


  7. Preventing Identity Theft By Gary Gresham
    Preventing identity theft is never foolproof but here are some good tips that will make it more difficult for anyone to steal your personal information.The first and most important step for preventing identity theft is keeping a close watch on all of your personal information and your credit report.Check your credit reports from all three bureaus at least once a year. Once you get your credit report check carefully to see that everything is accurate.If you find an error, dispute it immediately…


  8. Identity Theft Scams By James H. Dimmitt
    Identity Theft scams continue to flourish on the web. One that you need to be aware of and beware of is any site that seems to be selling high-demand items (digital cameras for instance) at a much lower (almost unbelievable) price than you can find on other sites or the manufacturer’s site.Often the victim’s are told to pay nothing until they receive the merchandise. The person behind the scam uses the victim’s name and a credit card number belonging to another person to purchase the item at…


  9. Top 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Identity Theft By Jim Faller
    Identity theft is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people are making the internet a bigger part of their lives. People who are new to the online medium often fall prey to ‘phishing’ or other internet identity theft schemes. In many cases the ‘phishing party’ uses your credit card to order goods for them selves, in other cases they will apply for credit cards, set up bank accounts, and take advantage of your good credit rating. Correcting these issues involves a lot of time energy and…


  10. 40 Million People Hacked - YOU as Identity Theft Victim By Mike Valentine
    Saturday, MasterCard blamed a vendor of ALL credit card providers called CardSystems Solutions, Inc., a third-party processor of payment card data, as the source of loss of 40 million consumers credit card information.As is pointed out by several newspaper and web articles over the last few weeks, each recapping long lists of financial information data breaches, something's gotta give before we entirely lose trust in financial institutions, data brokers and credit bureaus. How much privacy los…


  11. Identity Theft, Even After You Die By Gary Gresham
    Believe it or not identity theft has moved to the dead. It is compounding more and more family's grief because con artists are digging up identities of the deceased.The identity of someone who has died is becoming an irresistible target to thieves and the death helps buy them time before they are likely to get caught.The scam artists search the obituaries where they find valuable information that gives them a jump start at identity theft. Lengthy obituary and death notices gives crooks more …


  12. Paper Shredders and Identity Theft By William Shreddington
    Don't Let Your Valuable Private Information Become Public! Use a Paper ShredderPaper and information go hand in hand. Unfortunately, paper with information...private information...can go from your hand to someone else's all too easily. It might surprise you to know that going through the trash, either your company's or your personal home trash, is not illegal. Once it is put outside in a trash can or dumpster it is fair game. That's right, it's perfectly legal for someone to go "dumpster divin…


  13. A Personal Experience with Identity Theft By George W. Cannata
    Some months ago, before there was much publicity regarding phishing and identity theft, I became a victim.My first inkling that I’d been scammed came from a telephone call from my bank asking if I had been to Italy or Roumania. Of course I had not. I was informed by the bank that a number of charges for hotel bills and cash withdrawals had been made from my account. Thieves had made a counterfeit Debit Card with which to rifle my account.I had in the vicinity of $1900.00 in the account so I ha…


  14. Identity Theft – Monitor Your Credit Report By Charles Essmeier
    The recent security breach at credit card processor CardSystems Solutions has many consumers worried. Thanks to a well-placed computer virus, nearly forty million credit card numbers were stolen, and cardholders nationwide are justifiably concerned about identity theft. Should a thief steal your identity, he or she could run up thousands of dollars worth of debt in your name and it could take years to sort out the ensuing financial mess.Fortunately, a relatively new tool is available to cons…


  15. 8 Surefire Ways to Spot an EBAY Scam E-Mail and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft By Mike Makler
    Ebay is a great site and is used by many to buy and sell new and used Items. It truly is the worlds Largest Garage Sale Unfortunately when an online site becomes as big and popular as E-Bay the scam artists seem to just naturally follow. These Scam artists will often try to steal your Idenity and get your bank or credit card information in addition to your E-Bay Id and PasswordA Typical Ebay Scam Artist will send you an e-mail requesting that you update your account. Often this request to u…


  16. What is Identity Theft? By John Mussi
    How can someone steal your identity? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, credit card number or other identifying information, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years - and their hard-earned money - cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be …


  17. Identity Theft Offline -- So Many Possibilities By Alexandra Gamanenko
    Chris Simpson, head of Scotland Yard's computer crime unit was unpleasantly surprised to learn how easy it is to cheat anybody out of his or her personal info -- by means of a fake survey.This survey wasn't a scam; in fact, it was an experiment. It was carried out in March for the Information Security show (April 26-28). The results showed that most people casually give out their personal info.Market researchers questioned 200 people on London streets in a bogus survey on theater-going habits…


  18. How To Avoid Becoming A Victim of Identity Theft By Clyde Dennis
    With identity theft statistics currently at an all time high, and climbing, it just makes sense that we should all be doing everything we can to protect ourselves.One of the most prevalent yet overlooked ways your personal information and passwords may be being compromised is through the presence of Spyware on your computer.Note these very disturbing Facts about Spyware and Identity Theft:- 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years, including 9.91 millio…


  19. Identity Theft Explained By Mark Henderson
    What is identity theft?Identity theft is when someone without your permission fraudulently receives and uses your sensitive information.Is identity theft a criminal offence?Identity theft is a serious criminal offence. When someone commits an identity theft by using your name and credit record it may take you months, even years clearing up the confusion. Clearing up an identity theft may prove to be very expensive. The chances are while repairing the mess due to the identity theft, you may los…


  20. Phishing - Identity Theft & Credit Card Fraud By Ken Dennis
    What is Phishing? Phishing is a relatively newly coined term for a kind of method for harvesting information for identity theft. Phishing is quite simply providing a person with false information or credentials to trick them in to giving you their personal information. This is done by a form of social engineering, by posing as a different person or organization that you already trust.How does Phishing Work? The most common form of Phishing is done by sending out fraudulent e-mails, that lead b…


  21. Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft By Jeremy Zongker
    Identity theft is when someone uses, without permission, your personal information in order to commit any frauds or crimes. Identity theft is a felony that is becoming more and more common. That is because some of us are not very careful with personal information, making the job easier for those trying to steel our identity. We should always be careful with information like Social Security number, credit card number, birth date, employment information, driver's license number, etc., because if…


  22. Beware Of The Hurricane Katrina E-Mail Identity Theft Charity Scam By Mike Makler
    Just how low will people go. It seems there are a handful of dishonest people sending out E-Mails Requesting Donations to help the Hurricane Katrina Disaster victims. Not only will these Low Down Belly Crawling Pond Scum Steal your donation, they will steal your credit card or bank account information and often your identity.The best way to protect yourself is never click on a link in an E-mail requesting a donation. Never send a Credit number in response to request for a donation from an E…


  23. Identity Theft – Guard Your Children's Social Security Numbers By Charles Essmeier
    Identity theft is a growing concern among Americans, and rates among the top five complaints received by states’ Attorney General’s offices. A stolen identity can lead to tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt in the victim’s name and it can take years to completely undo the damage done to the victim’s credit report. Identity thieves can successfully commit crime with as little as a driver’s license number or credit card number, but the ideal target of such criminals is the Social Securi…


  24. Identity Theft (R&R)? By Robert Hart
    Identity theft is the most prolific crimes committed today and it knows no boundaries. So by now most people know of the problem but are unaware of how it all got started.It's basically what's old is new again thus the teaser ID Theft R&R??? Which stands for Retrospective and Rebirth.Its started back in the 60's which was a time of conflict and change the Vietnam war and Civil Right protesters and the Underground mainly SDS and the Weathermen among others.During this time to avoid the mili…


  25. What Can Happen to You as a Victim of Identity Theft: Facts & Figure By Cathy Taylor
    Is identity theft really that serious? Thousands of people every year are victims of this terrible crime. Thieves use your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes in your name and can cause significant credit damage. Identifying information taken without your permission, such as your Social Security number (SSN), credit card number, or your drivers’ license, can be used to “steal your identity.”The effects of identity theft are much greater than most people suspect. Victims can sp…






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