Identity Theft

    Have you been a victim of identity theft?

    Do you know how to prevent it?

    And what about medical identity theft – when and how does that happen?

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  • My Home Was Burgled: A Real-Life Story

    These days, identity theft and personal security expert Robert Siciliano (CEO of Boston-based IDTheftSecurity.com) is much in demand by companies such as KPMG Peat Marwick, Best Western and British Petroleum. But eight years ago, he was just one of many who found their home — and peace of mind — violated by an intruder. Here […]

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  • Identity Theft – What to Do

    If you think your identity has been stolen, here are tips from the Federal Trade Commission for what to do. Take Action Quickly Gather the following information: Credit card type Credit card number Cardholder’s exact name on the card WHN TIP – Last Statement: If you don’t have any of this information, check your last […]

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  • 6 Key Insurance Terms for Determining Value

    Knowing these terms helps to understand the process insurance agencies and relief organizations use to determine the value of your loss. Your tax accountant can also help you when claiming your losses. Valuation of Goods It is very difficult to measure your personal loss of goods. This is because many items have a sentimental value to […]

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  • 8 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online

    Here are a few tips to keep your identity and finances safe while shopping online. Build a Wall Make sure your anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software is up to date and activated on your computer. Run a quick scan before and after purchasing an item online. Use Strong Passwords Place strong passwords (that means using letters, […]

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  • 3 FAQs About Medical Identity Theft

    The latest form of identity theft could not only cost you money – it could also cost you your life. We spoke with Pam Dixon, the director of the World Privacy Forum, to find out more about medical identity theft and how to spot it. What Is Medical Identity Theft? Medical identity theft occurs when a […]

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  • Identity Theft: 4 Fast Tips

    Identity theft is more than just a financial issue. It creates emotional stress. Contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for information on how to network with other victims and deal with the impact of this crime. In the meantime – 1. Track all conversations and communications In dealing with the authorities and financial institutions: Keep a log […]

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  • 5 ATM Safety Tips

    By Phil Rock, founder/CEO of Minneapolis, Minnesota-based ATM Network, one of the most innovative and fastest growing independent ATM companies in North America. Using an automatic teller machine (ATM) revolutionized how we access money. According to the American Bankers Association, more than 10.8 billion people access cash from AMTs every year. Since ATMs are easily accessible, many […]

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  • 9 Indicators of Identity Theft

    If someone stole your wallet, or you have previously been the victim of identity theft, you will naturally be on the lookout for signs of identity theft. However, even if you don’t suspect identity theft, you may want to keep an eye out for it. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the average amount of time between the time […]

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  • Corporate Identity Theft: A True Story

    You might think that identity theft only occurs when Mr. Joe Citizen is careless about his mail or other personal information. But anyone can be fair game for ID thieves — even smart, savvy and successful business owners like Margot Teleki, president of Chatham, New Jersey-based Copywrite Marketing Group, who was formerly the president of Copywrite, […]

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  • 10 Tax Time Identity Safety Tips

    Don’t let yourself become an identity theft victim – especially during tax time. Here are some top tips from WhatHappensNow.com and our interview with the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Start a Tax Folder Keep all of your tax forms, files and scratch paper together in a folder or binder, stored in a secure location in your home. […]

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