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Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance
Posted on June 16, 2014 by Bruce Demarest
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 →
Parents Are Panicked Over Kids’ ID Theft (Teens, Not So Much)
Posted on August 31, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
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 →
Will your children go into Foster care if you die?
Posted on August 19, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
Children in Foster care are at a higher risk of Identity Theft Currently more than 10% of all children have had their Identity stolen. Children are 51 times more likely to be a victim of Identity Theft than an adult. … Continue reading →
Child Identity Theft Warning Signs
Posted on May 29, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
Child identity theft happens when someone uses your child’s personal information to commit fraud. The thief may use your child’s information to file for a fraudulent tax refund or deduction, to get a job, medical care, government benefits, utilities, a … Continue reading →
Identity Theft: NTA’s Most Serious Problems Facing Taxpayers
Posted on February 8, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
“Identity theft wreaks havoc on our tax system in many ways. The impact on victims is significant. More than 75 percent of taxpayers filing returns are due refunds, which average some $3,000 and are not paid until the IRS fully … Continue reading →
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Could You be a Victim of Social Engineering?
Posted on February 1, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
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 →
The best way to avoid Tax Identity Fraud
Posted on January 30, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
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 →
What is your prepaid card costing you?
Posted on January 18, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
Prepaid Cards can Protect you from Credit Card Fraud You go out to eat at a local restaurant and pay with your Debit Card. The waiter copies the Debit Card information and buys a new 42″ HD TV. You are … Continue reading →
What is Identity Theft?
Posted on January 11, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
Identity theft happens. It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life. But there are certain steps you can take to help keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Every day, you do things to protect what’s most important … Continue reading →
Check Your Credit for Free
Posted on January 3, 2013 by Bruce Demarest
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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