Protection and Prevention
Identity Theft and the
1 million people were victims of Identity Theft in 2005, which is
10 times less than in 2002. People are becoming aware of how to
protect themselves and what to do if they become victims. Please
read the articles below and take the necessary measures as soon as
you can to protect yourself from identity theft. A few hours now
could save you hundreds in the future. The average identity theft
victim spends 145 hours to correct their problem.
I can see why people are falling prey to this
scam. The caller has your credit card info already, so you assume
they really are from the credit card company. Let your family and
friends know about this right away, during this shopping season,
so they won't be victims either.
on how to protect yourself from Identity Theft and PC Hackers,
including software you can get free and tips for passwords.
important information on what to do, and not do if you are the
victim of Identity Theft. Includes one item that can really
save you or make things worse.
Yes, believe it or not, your child's
identity can be stolen, if they have a social security card, which
Identity theft is a real and growing
threat, but most people are unaware that over half of identity
thefts occur in the workplace. New laws and court cases in 2005 have
established a clear responsibility for employers to provide adequate
safeguards over workers' identity data, or face stiff fines and
theft does not usually occur from online transactions, but rather
from offline mishaps with mail, loss of personal information or
theft of personal information.
and Ebay phishing scams. Unfortunately many payment processors are
now being used to victimize customers into giving up their
information and become victim of Identity
theft. Read my article above which includes info on Spoof Stick
identity theft from phishing scams.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan gives identity thieves a new
avenue to scam unsuspecting seniors. Please read this article and
pass it on to your friends or relatives who might use the Medicare
drug plan. Even if they don't, it's a good idea to go over some
identity theft tactics elderly people might encounter, especially
if their wits are slowing down a bit.
don't read the terms of service when loading certain software,
these companies may have an agreement to also load other software
on your PC. It may be Spyware and it may not be, but don't you
think it should be more obvious to everyone than expecting us to
read 20 pages of contract garble?
have been a positive thing to help consumers with lots of
information on identity theft prevention, may have just empowered
thieves with new ways to get what they want to steal our
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