Identity Theft

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Child Identity Theft Is on the Rise
Related Item The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department are stepping up actions to combat child identity theft. The agencies are sponsoring a public forum on the topic on July 12, 2011. Called Stolen Futures, it will also be webcast for viewing online. The forum promises advice for parents ... READ MORE

Identity Theft Continues to Grow
Imagine you're out of work and looking for a job, like millions of other Americans. Now imagine that someone has stolen your identity and racked up thousands of dollars in debt. This nightmare scenario came to life for some job seekers in Ohio. Starbucks: ID to Go HMSHost provides food, beverage and ... READ MORE

You're the First Defense against ID Theft
It's a scary thought, but someone may be out there pretending to be you. He could be living on your street, in a neighboring state, or even overseas racking up thousands of dollars of debt on your credit cards or taking out loans in your name to buy a car or house. How does he do it, and how do you stop ... READ MORE

Beware of Twitter Hack Attacks
Do you "Twitter"? is one of the most popular social networking Web sites on the Internet. Described as a cross between blogging and instant messaging, it's a free service that lets members send and read short messages called "tweets." Family and friends use it to stay in touch. Restaurants ... READ MORE

Check for Trust Marks on Internet Sites Before You Buy
According to the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau, 45% of holiday shoppers make purchases online and every year scammers devise online schemes to trick them into divulging personal information such as credit card numbers. There are several precautions you can take when shopping online to avoid getting ... READ MORE

Monitor and Secure Your ID After Hacker Attacks
Anyone who shops, plays games or socializes on the internet is a potential victim. Personal information, like your home address or credit card number, may be stored online. Hackers want it, and sometimes they get it. How do you protect yourself? You may be offered some help. That's Not Entertainment: ... READ MORE

Ways Personal Information is Stolen
All forms of identity theft begin with the theft of personal information but there are a variety of methods used by skilled thieves to gain access to that information. Be on the lookout for these techniques used to obtain information. Also, if you feel uncomfortable about giving personal information ... READ MORE

Ways an Identity Thief Uses Personal Information
An identity thief has plans for your information that you may not even realize. Mostly we think of the purse or wallet snatcher who uses your credit cards to purchase goods illegally. There are plenty of other uses for your personal information to be used to their benefit and your debt. Here are some ... READ MORE

Identity Theft: Stealing Your Good Name
The federal government and all states have laws in place to address identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to make financial and other transactions. It's a form of fraud, punishable by up to 15 years in prison under federal law. Punishment increases when identity theft ... READ MORE

If You're a Victim of Identity Theft
Learn what you can do if you suspect that you're an identity theft victim. ... READ MORE


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Equifax Security Breach-Protect Yourself

What should you do to protect yourself because of the Equifax security breach? Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in America, experienced a security breach effecting millions of credit fil ... Read more

Texas Legislative Issues/News: New credit card law pits Texas against merch

During the regular session, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing merchants to ask to see a photo ID when processing a credit card or debit card transaction and to decline the transaction if the ... Read more

Things You Can Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen

Despite the growth of software and applications meant to protect personal data, the rate of identity theft continues to rise at unprecedented rates. Even though identity theft is one of life’s e ... Read more

A Tax Fraud & Identity Theft From Miami

  The following occurred over a four month period during 2002 and has been supplied by an investigator I have worked with.  Some of it has been changed / sanitized for privacy reasons.  ... Read more

Identity Theft & An Impersonator On The Phone

The following fact pattern has been changed for privacy reasons and was first published on March 31, 2011 at Robert received dunning letters & phone calls from debt collec ... Read more

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