Category: ID Theft Basics

Child Identity Theft

Child Identity Theft

by Robert P. Chappell, Jr. – Author Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know (Rowman and Littlefield) According to the 2013 Javelin Strategy and Research Identity Fraud Report[i] someone falls victim to identity theft every three seconds in the U.S.  In fact, there were 12.6 million victims of identity theft last year alone. […]

Identity Theft Victim's Rights

Identity Theft Victim’s Rights

Identity Theft Victim’s Rights Are you a victim of ID theft?  If you are, then you know that you are guilty until proven innocent.   Every case of ID theft is different and, at times, everyone questions your honesty and integrity. In some cases, all it takes is a few phone calls, a police report and […]

Is Credit Card Fraud really not Identity Theft?

Is Credit Card Fraud really not Identity Theft?

While I was browsing the web for the latest Identity Theft news, I came across an article titled Credit Card Fraud Really Isn’t Identity Theft by Robert Siciliano. I would like to say that Robert Siciliano is a very respectable professional. He definitely has my respect and my attention. However, even people who are called experts, […]

Hacker Baby!

Hacker Baby!

  My version of a classic “Santa Baby”.  I had fun writing “Hacker Baby”, recording it and then making a “music video”. Trivia: I recorded the audio in my car near the park where it was quiet, because my household was extremely loud.  

Forms of Identity Theft Fraud

Forms of Identity Theft Fraud

Can you imagine getting pulled over for speeding and finding yourself put in jail for three days because of a case of mistaken identity? That’s exactly what happened to Stancy Nesbit . She got pulled over for speeding, and was arrested for possession of cocaine. Some other woman had been arrested for possession of cocaine, […]

Proposed Legislation Targets Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Proposed Legislation Targets Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Identity theft tax fraud – using someone else’s tax ID or social security number to file a fake tax return and get a refund – has overtaken credit card fraud as the leading form of identity theft. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report on identity theft tax fraud in July, 2012. […]

Identity Theft on the Decline, but Tax Fraud Increasing

Identity Theft on the Decline, but Tax Fraud Increasing

Guest Post by Nussin S. Fogel, Esq. Over 250,000 identity theft complaints were filed across the US in 2010. The good news is that overall identity theft is declining: complaints peaked in 2008 with 314,521 cases. This decline may be attributed to greater consumer awareness of scams like “phishing”, in which a criminal sends an […]

What to do if your Debit/ATM Card Gets Lost or Stolen

What to do if your Debit/ATM Card Gets Lost or Stolen

I have to tell you: I almost had a heart attack the other day! Okay, I am exaggerating a little.   Didn’t  “almost have a heart attack”, just panicked a little bit. I had a meeting with a potential client, which went well. Do you know how horrible the parking situation in Hollywood?  Limited and very […]

Credit After ID Theft: Disputing Bogus Items On Your Reports

Credit After ID Theft: Disputing Bogus Items On Your Reports

Credit After ID Theft-Guest Post by Chris Holdheide After an identity thief has gotten your information and ruined your credit, you must start down the road of repairing it. Before you can start, however, you need to obtain copies of your credit reports from all three major credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. The […]

Visit our IndiGoGo campaign! Help Identity Theft Manifesto to get to the next level.

Visit our IndiGoGo campaign! Help Identity Theft Manifesto to get to the next level.

Identity Theft Manifesto just launched a fundraising campaign.  Please visit my campaign at www.IndiGoGo.com . If you cannot make a monetary contribution, please share this website with people you know, share my campaign page with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers, email it to your contacts.  The more activity there is around this campaign, the […]

Should You Hire an Identity Theft Lawyer and Do You Even Need One?

Should You Hire an Identity Theft Lawyer and Do You Even Need One?

If you ever become a victim of identity theft, you will be able to resolve most problems yourself.  However, there may be times when you need to seek the help of an Identity Theft Lawyer. A lot of them may say Identity theft is one of their specialties, but you really have to be extremely […]

Tax Refund Fraud: One of the Fastest Growing Identity Theft Crimes

Tax Refund Fraud: One of the Fastest Growing Identity Theft Crimes

A few weeks ago, one of the people I know posted on Facebook that she became a victim of tax refund fraud. She used TurboTax to prepare her taxes and then  she tried to file her tax return electronically through this service, but it got rejected.  She contacted TurboTax and she was instructed to send […]

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