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Do you have the Most Effective Tool to Protect Your Financial Identity?

Credit Freeze / Security Freeze Freezing your credit is one of the best ways to protect yourself. It will prevent potential creditors, insurers, and others who do not have an existing account or business relationship with you from obtaining or … Continue reading

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Are Your Employees on the Clock 24×7?

Employers have liability when employees commit crimes using company resources. The liability could also involve personal devices that are used for work. Does your employment policy cover employee owned devices? Employers need to be aware that misuse of company smartphones, … Continue reading

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Military Members Need to use Active Duty Alert

Active Duty Alert FTC: “If you are a member of the military and away from your usual duty station, you may place an “active duty alert” on your credit report to help minimize the risk of identity theft while you … Continue reading

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3 Things an Identity Thief Needs to become You

To make you a victim of Identity Theft the thief only needs: Your Name Your Birthday Your Social Security Number Name Ok, it may be impossible to hide your name. It would be helpful if you only used a nick … Continue reading

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Medical Identity Theft Exploding

Ponemon Institute: “Our study found that the number of data breaches among healthcare organizations participating in the 2010 and 2011 studies is still growing—eroding patient privacy and contributing to medical identity theft. On average, it is estimated that data breaches … Continue reading

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Stop Unsolicited offers for Credit Cards and Insurance in 2012

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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10 Tips for Protecting Your Identity in 2012

1. Never put your non-public information online. (Facebook Profile) Assume a criminal can see and read everything you put on Facebook. 2. Do not store documents with personal information online. (Google Docs) Beware: Social Security numbers available online via indexed … Continue reading

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