Category: Preventing Identity Theft

Prevent Medical Identity Theft with Two-factor Authentication

Prevent Medical Identity Theft with Two-factor Authentication

By James Brown   Medical identity theft takes place when another person fraudulently gains access to your healthcare facilities and without your knowledge begins to use it for doctor’s appointments, medical tests, and maybe even surgery, in your name. The theft may be committed by a friend or family member or even medical personnel who […]

New Year Resolutions Don't Work! But there is something else you can do.

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work! But there is something else you can do.

2013 is here! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 2012 was a challenging year for me and, I am sure, I am not the only one. But I am very optimistic about this coming year and see 2013 as a new chapter in my life with a lot of possibilities, opportunities and […]

Should You Purchase Identity Theft Protection?

Should You Purchase Identity Theft Protection?

Identity theft is a major problem. And if you live in South Carolina, the chances are very good – 75% in fact – that you may be at risk. In October, 2012, 3.6 million social security numbers of South Carolina residents were hacked, along with 16,000 credit card numbers. That means this cyber-disaster effects three-fourths […]

Top Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Top Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Guest Post by Brandon Allred   The leading fraud problem in the United States is identity theft. The old methods of fraud involving dumpster diving and mail interception still exist, but with the new technological advancements we have seen over the past 20 years or so have allowed criminals to take things to a whole […]

Election Scams are on the Rise: What to Do to Protect Yourself

Election Scams are on the Rise: What to Do to Protect Yourself

It is that time again!  Elections… This is the time  we get passionate about our beliefs, views and favorite candidates.  Time for the politicians to put on a likable facade and try to convince us that they are the best for the job.  But it is also the perfect opportunity for scammers to take advantage […]

Opting-Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card offers: Does It Work?

Opting-Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card offers: Does It Work?

We all know by now that having too many pre-approved credit card offers in our mailboxes makes us more vulnerable to Identity Theft.  When you receive all kinds of junk mail that means that your information is being sold, exchanged, leveraged, used and abused. This is why people who are prudent about their financial planning […]

Identity Theft Prevention Services: What You Need to Know

Identity Theft Prevention Services: What You Need to Know

Do you even need Identity Theft Prevention Services? Identity theft crime has created a lot of problems, headaches and financial burdens for its victims.  And it has also created a new industry that offers an array of services.  Some of these services are worth it and some are just a waste of your hard earned […]

Dumpster Diving and Identity Theft.

Dumpster Diving and Identity Theft.

There are times when I feel like being around people yet I want to be alone. Does it make any sense? When it happens, I go to the library or a bookstore. I am a bookworm, what can I say. Anyhow, this is exactly how I was feeling the other night. I decided to go […]

Preventing Medical Identity Theft

Preventing Medical Identity Theft

Preventing Medical Identity Theft  by Grant Hall                                Doctors and Dentists offices and medical facilities have become fertile ground for criminal identity thieves who infiltrate these businesses and practices for the purpose of preying on unsuspecting medical patients. The last problem a sick or injured person needs in her life is an attack by a fraudster […]

What you Need to Know About Credit Freeze

What you Need to Know About Credit Freeze

A lot of experts claim that Credit Freeze is the best way to prevent identity theft. What is Credit Freeze? Credit Freeze, aka Security Freeze, allows you to restrict access to your credit file.  When the Security Freeze is added to your file, you or anyone else using your name will not be able obtain […]

10 Mistakes People Make that Could Lead to Identity Theft

10 Mistakes People Make that Could Lead to Identity Theft

10 Mistakes People Make that Could Lead to Identity Theft Let’s face it:  Identity Theft is not something most of us are concerned about every waking moment.  The reality is Identity Theft is not going away. Although there is no one perfect way to completely prevent Identity Theft, there are steps people can take to […]

What You Need To Know About Fraud Alerts

What You Need To Know About Fraud Alerts

What is a Fraud Alert? A Fraud Alert is a notification, a security statement if you will, attached to your credit file. Once you place a fraud alert in your file, any potential lender must take every reasonable step to verify your identity before extending any credit to you or anyone else applying for credit […]

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