Tag Archives: Identity Protection

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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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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FTC Issues Report on the Experiences of Victims Recovering from Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission issued a staff report summarizing the results of a survey of identity theft victims who were asked to describe their experiences dealing with consumer reporting agencies and, more generally, exercising their rights under the Fair Credit … 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 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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