Tag Archives: “Social Security Number”

Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance

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

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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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Will your children go into Foster care if you die?

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

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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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Identity Theft: NTA’s Most Serious Problems Facing Taxpayers

“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?

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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The best way to avoid Tax Identity Fraud

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

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