3 Ways To Have Your Social Security Number Stolen

A typical yet effective strategy on preventing Social Security Number (SSN) theft is on the way, finally. This change will hopefully make it more difficult for identity thieves to easily access your SSN and use it for identity theft purposes.  Your SSN will eventually be excluded by Medicare as part of their benefit cards. Over the years,

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Identity Theft of the Dead

Most people realize that identity theft is a growing concern. And as with the majority of issues in life, we naturally suppose that identity theft ceases being a concern after we die. Sadly, offenders do not quit stealing identities simply because their intended victim has passed away. Friends and families can be haunted by these crimes, long

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Medical Identity Theft: The Forgotten ID Theft Crime

There remain ways where we continually leave ourselves susceptible, even as we learn more about the importance of identity theft protection. Most people only realize that medical identity theft is a crime after they have become a victim of it. Based on Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Fifth-Annual Research on Medical Identity-Theft the quantity of medical identity theft episodes increased

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How Do Identity Thieves Find Their Victims

In his celebrated military treatise “The Art of War,” Sun-Tzu wrote about how understanding your enemy and yourself would ensure success in almost any scenario. And while he might happen to be talking to an audience worried about winning and waging wars, it is a principle that holds true in a number of other aspects

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The Common Types of Identity Theft

Today, identity theft is said to be the fastest growing crime in America. According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), stolen IDs were used for over thirty times before victims find out about it. This means that it may take up to 1 year before you become aware that your identity was stolen. Anyone can be a

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What to Know about Data Breach Protection

Data Breach – What Is It? Data breach happens when one’s private identifying information including name, email address, address, debit or credit card data, driver’s license number, and SSN are put at risk either on paper or electronically. Electronic data breach may be in numerous forms such as spyware, malware, hacking, skimming, inside breach or

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Real World Identity Theft Protection Methods

Real World Identity Theft Protection Methods Identity theft happens so frequently that FBI considered it as the fastest growing crime issue in America. Thieves fraudulently use and steal the addresses, names, SSNs, credit card numbers, bank account information, and some personal information of millions of individuals every year. To avoid identity theft, learning how those

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