Tag Archives: ID Theft

Parents Are Panicked Over Kids’ ID Theft (Teens, Not So Much)

By Lynn Lionhood At first glance, it seems parents and teenagers are aware of the dangers of revealing too much personal information online, including on popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A November study by the Pew … Continue reading

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Check Your Credit for Free

Shopping for a car? Applying for a job? Look for a home? Or just getting your financial house in order? Then it’s time to check your credit report. Good news– it’s free. The law entitles you to one free copy … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Malware Disguised as Sudoku Generator

Guest post from the Better Business Bureau A scam that promises unlimited Sudoku puzzles is extra tempting this time of year. You have hours to kill sitting through a slow day at work, waiting at the airport or hanging out … 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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Consumer Reports: Setting your Facebook privacy settings

The Best Facebook Privacy Setting The very best security is to never put any Private Personal Information in your Facebook profile. Do not provide your real birth date, not even the month and day without the year. Do not provide … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Scams

Your Rights Lost or Stolen ATM/Debit Card: If your ATM or debit card is lost or stolen, you may not be held liable for more than $50 for the misuse of your card, as long as you notify the bank … Continue reading

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Is an Insider Stealing Your Employees’ Private Identifying Information?

Tax Identity Theft is more profitable than drugs, with less risk. Forbes: Refund Tax Fraud, iPhone, Feed Identity Theft By Employees Former federal prosecutor Latour Lafferty, says “The old identity theft was `may we send you a fake email and … Continue reading

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Why does Medicare put Seniors at Risk?

Medicare still puts your Social Security number on your Medicare card 44 million Americans are carrying in their wallet or purse their Medicare card. Medicare cards contain the person’s Social Security number. Placing SSNs on Medicare cards unnecessarily places millions … Continue reading

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

Re-Post of┬áMedicare: 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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