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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Child Identity Theft, Identity Theft Protection, Security Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Child Identity Theft, Family Law, Identity Theft Protection, Security Culture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Child Identity Theft, Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection, Security Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Check Your Credit for Free

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

Posted in Identity Theft Protection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Criminal Identity Theft can happen to Anyone

Criminal identity theft occurs when a criminal fraudulently identifies himself to police as another individual at the point of arrest. The charges may then be placed under the victim’s name. Often the victims of Criminal Identity Theft do not find … Continue reading

Posted in Identity Theft Protection, Security Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment