Tag Archives: Federal Trade Commission

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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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Victim of Identity Theft?

A SSN that has never been used is gold for thieves, since there is no connection between TransUnion, Experian, Equifax and Innovis to the Social Security Administration. The first time a SSN, Child’s name and birthday are connected together, at … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Compliant with FACTA Disposal Rule?

FACTA – Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act A small business can be liable to a federal fine of $2,500 per employee or even a class-action lawsuit under FACTA laws. Congress passed FACTA legislation in 2003 to protect consumers against … Continue reading

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Military Members Need to use Active Duty Alert

Active Duty Alert FTC: “If you are a member of the military and away from your usual duty station, you may place an “active duty alert” on your credit report to help minimize the risk of identity theft while you … Continue reading

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Medical Identity Theft Exploding

Ponemon Institute: “Our study found that the number of data breaches among healthcare organizations participating in the 2010 and 2011 studies is still growing—eroding patient privacy and contributing to medical identity theft. On average, it is estimated that data breaches … 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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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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