Category Archive: Identity Theft

Jun 07

The Dark Web

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If you want to buy or sell illegal stuff, the dark web is where it is done A google search for “dark web” at 7:35 on 4/23/2015 returned 72,000,000 results in 0.66 seconds. A similar search with Norton Safe Search returned 201,000,000 results in about the same time. Other search engines return similar results. What …

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Apr 16

Is Your Child’s Identity Safe?

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Since the red flags aren’t as obvious as they are for adults many children don’t know they’ve been and identity theft victim until they get their first job or by the first car. That makes them very attractive targets. “If a thief gets a hold of the child’s Social Security number, they can completely trash …

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Apr 15

Identity Theft & Your SSN

I am summarizing an article that appeared in the Hill and was written by Dave Coffey. Click here to read the complete article at The Hill. Americans are now familiar with identity theft having experienced it themselves or know someone who has. The US is now known as the land of the free and the …

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Jun 23

Eleven Identity Theft Misconceptions

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“What you don’t understand could put your identity at risk” – April 3, 2015 IDShield When it comes to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and reducing risk of identity theft, the more accurate information you have, the better off you are. Here I share some common misunderstandings about identity theft and explain the reality of …

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Jun 22

Common Scam Characteristics

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The bad guys are getting more creative each day. There is a wealth of information in the web about scams. I find that most people do not have the time to search for and read them. I will present a few of them and highlight their common characteristics. Sample scams from IRTC (http://www.idtheftcenter.org/) This is …

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Nov 26

Identity Theft Overview

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Identity Theft Overview – Are you a Victim? Definition: “When someone else gains access to your personal information and uses it without permission”. Someone’s identity is stolen every 2 seconds in the US. It is not a matter of if you will be compromised; it is a matter of when. This blog is a brief …

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Jan 11

3 Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

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Are you protected against the risk of identity theft? Many people are at risk and may lose money and face potential problems if they don’t take action to protect themselves. Criminals use deceitful tactics to learn your personally identifiable information (PII). Armed with simple information, a thief can order credit cards, access your personal bank …

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