Tag Archives: IdentityTheft

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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Is someone using your Social Security number to get a Job?

Check your Free Annual Credit Report to verify your work history Request Free Annual Credit Report from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion: Official Website to Request FACTA Free Annual Credit Reports: http://www.annualcreditreport.com Request Your Free Annual Credit Reports by Calling Toll … Continue reading

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Are Employers who ask for Facebook Login Information playing with Fire?

Data Information Security Rule # 1: Never Collect and Store Private Information you do not need. A Business/Organization/Institution is responsible for the Private Information they collect. Only collect sensitive personal identifying information that has a legitimate business need. Then only … 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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National Consumer Protection Week 2012 Kicks Off Sunday, March 4

The Federal Trade Commission and more than 30 other federal agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, in conjunction with state, county, and local government agencies, are participating in National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2012. National Consumer Protection Week … Continue reading

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