Tag Archives: Identity Protection

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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Are You a Victim of Tax Identity Theft?

The IRS has created an Identity Theft Information Page Indications your identity may have been stolen and how to report it to the IRS. Your identity may have been stolen if you receive a letter from the IRS stating that … Continue reading

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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 don’t need to give your actual birth date, … 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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What would you say to an employer who asked for your Facebook login?

The main themes you want to touch Security: Need to protect everyone’s Private Identifying Information. Violation of Facebook policy: It is against Facebook’s user policy to share login information. OFCCP regulations against asking for marital status, children and age. Be … Continue reading

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