All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘identity theft’

Identity Theft: Stay Safe During The Holidays

Identity theft is a real problem and it can be even worse around the holidays. Identity thieves will go to great lengths to get what they need to steal your identity or at the very least use your credit card or bank information to fund their own holiday shopping trips. Here are some tips to get you through the holidays …

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Identity Theft A Serious Problem During The Holidays

Nothing puts a serious damper on holiday shopping quite like identity theft. Identity theft is what happens when a person obtains your personal information and then uses it without your permission. This action can result in stolen money or severely damaged credit. Unfortunately, identity theft is a rising problem in the United States. “With so much of our time spent …

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Identity Theft Protection: Tips To Stay Safe

Identity theft is a big problem and while some people think it will never happen to them, the truth is, it could happen to anyone. While there are numerous ways your identity could be stolen, there are also ways to protect yourself from identity theft. Here are a few tips. Hide Your Social Security Number Your social security number is …

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Social Security Number Scams: How They Work

It’s a bit of a dichotomy. We’ve been told many times to be careful about giving out our Social Security numbers, but it seems like we’re being asked for all or part of it in almost every business transaction. I once saw a video rental store — back when there were such things — requiring a customer’s SSN before allowing …

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Phaedra Parks’ Husband Gets 8 Years in Prison

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida was handed an eight-year prison sentence by a federal judge for defrauding over 50 people of roughly $2 million over a four-year period. Nida, who had spent time behind bars from 2003 to 2009 for auto theft, was initially looking at 30 years, but his cooperation with authorities helped with …

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Identity Theft: Tips To Protect Yourself

Identity theft is a major problem and it can lead to even more problems. You might think they you are being careful online and when using your credit cards, debit cards and bank information, but you could still be putting yourself at risk in other ways. If you are wondering how you can avoid the frustration and financial problems associated …

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Identity Theft Could Soon Be A Reality For eBay Users

Identity theft is a constant concern for those who entrust their personal information to Internet companies. Now millions of users are at risk following a massive cyber-attack that recently hit eBay. Last week, we reported that eBay was hit by a massive cyber-attack when hackers broke into the company’s database that hold customers’ personal information. While no financial information was …

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LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app store. LifeLock cited security concerns as the reason for the app’s removal. In a blog post issued last week, LifeLock …

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Dead Sea Scrolls Case: Online ID Theft on Trial

New York’s highest appeals court will consider whether or not to overturn the conviction of Raphael Golb, a man convicted of impersonating a New York University professor in emails and blog posts, according to the AP. Golb set up an email account on an NYU computer and sent emails as Judaic studies chairman Lawrence Schiffman. In Schiffman’s name, he made …

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McAfee Report Sheds Light on the ‘Dark Web’

McAfee Labs released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 this week, highlighting the role of the malware industry as a key enabler of the data breaches in consumer credit card information and identity theft in fall 2013. The report, which the company released on Monday, brought to light the prevalence of malware and online black channels security experts refer to …

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Identity Theft on the Rise this Tax Season, IRS Warns

Identity theft is on the rise this tax season as millions of Americans file tax returns and claim their refunds. In February, the Internal Revenue Service placed identity theft at the top of their “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list. Criminals simply use their victims’ names and social security numbers to receive the corresponding tax return. The IRS isn’t the only …

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Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported consumer complaint in the US. The FTC defines identity theft as that which “happens when someone steals your personal information …

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