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Could You be a Victim of Social Engineering?

Do You Put Your Birth Date on Facebook? There are three pieces of Private Identifying Information thieves want: Your Name Do you have a nick name? Use it on social media rather than your legal name. Your Birthday If you … Continue reading

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The best way to avoid Tax Identity Fraud

There is only one way to make sure you are not a victim of Tax Identity Fraud. You need to file your tax return before the Tax Thief files a return using your Social Security number! The first return wins. … Continue reading

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Identity Thieves are Destroying Our Children’s Future

Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement Hearing “Document Fraud in Employment Authorization: How an E-Verify Requirement Can Help” April 18, 2012 Testimony of Jennifer Andrushko Mother of child victim of SSN identity theft by an illegal alien for the … Continue reading

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Medicare: Will it stop using my SSN? – Answer Man – bnd.com

Re-Post of Medicare: Will it stop using my SSN? – Answer Man – bnd.com. BY ROGER SCHLUETER – News-Democrat Q. Credit card companies and financial institutions have gone to great lengths to protect us from identity theft. However, the U.S. government … Continue reading

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Someone Used My Credit Card Number Am I An Identity Theft Victim?

Credit Card Fraud When an existing credit card, debit card, checking account or other financial account is used without your permission it is “Credit Card Fraud” or “Bank Account Fraud”, not Financial Identity Theft. When someone opens a new account … Continue reading

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The Global Gangs that Can Break Banking Institutions

4 Crime Rings to Watch The Brothers’ Circle, a group based primarily in Russia with connections to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America that focuses on card fraud; The Camorra, based in Italy and focused on counterfeiting and narcotics … Continue reading

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FTC Releases Top Complaint Categories for 2011

Identity Theft Once Again Tops the List Statement Released by FTC 2/28/2012 The Federal Trade Commission today released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints … Continue reading

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FTC Offers Warning, Advice on Tax-Related Identity Theft

Did you know that your Social Security number can help an identity thief get a job, or the tax refund that should be yours? The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions that thieves can use a stolen … Continue reading

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FTC Warns that Mobile Apps May Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the … Continue reading

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IRS: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty … Continue reading

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