Tag Archives: Personally identifiable information

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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Child Identity Theft Warning Signs

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

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Could You be a Victim of Social Engineering?

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

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What is Identity Theft?

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

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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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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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