Monthly Archives: December 2011

Are you a Victim of Medical identity theft?

Medical identity theft is the fraudulent use of an individual’s health information to obtain access to obtain medical services or goods. Medical identity theft often results in erroneous entries in existing medical records, leading to inappropriate and potentially life-threatening decisions … Continue reading

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You could become a Victim of Criminal Identity Theft

A recent investigation by the LA Times reviled that 1,480 people were wrongful incarcerated totaled in L.A. County over the last five years. “Many of those wrongly held inside the county’s lockups had the same names as criminals or had … Continue reading

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Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance in 2012

OptOutPreScreen.com is the official Consumer Credit Bureau website to Opt-Out or Opt-In from offers of credit and insurance. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides consumers the right to stop receiving future prescreened offers. Companies that solicit new credit card … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Identity in 2012

1. Never put your non-public information online. (Facebook Profile) Assume a criminal can see and read everything you put on Facebook. 2. Do not store documents with personal information online. (Google Docs) Beware: Social Security numbers available online via indexed … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Cost of a Lost Laptop?

In 2009 the Cost of a Lost Laptop study was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Intel Corporation. It was the first benchmark study to estimate the full cost associated with a lost or stolen laptop. The average value … Continue reading

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Do you have the Ultimate Facebook Privacy Settings?

“Facebook’s innovation does not have to come at the expense of consumer privacy. The FTC action will ensure it will not.” — Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman FTC: “Facebook has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived its users — … Continue reading

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Business Culture of Security: Do you audit your vendors?

Over the last few months we have examined what your business needs to do: Know what Private Personal Information you have in your files and on your computers. Keep only what Private Personal Information your business needs to conduct business. … Continue reading

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