Archive for the ‘Identity Theft Protection’ Category

When we hear about crime, it’s easy to think that it could never happen to us. We sympathize with people who are affected by crime, but we never expect to be the next victim.

The truth is we are all at risk for certain types of crime. And the number one crime these days is identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft has been the most common consumer complaint for 12 consecutive years.

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identitytheftHow safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year.

The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than 21 hours attempting to resolve this crime. It’s become an epidemic – so what are you doing to prevent identity theft?

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Phony LoginYou’re surfing the web, checking out several pages. You click one of the tabs you left open and log in to your email account. They just got you; you’ve been Tabnabbed.

Tabnabbing is a new phishing scam created by some clever identity thieves. It’s also known as tabnapping, a combination of tab and kidnapping, but either way it’s a serious problem that could affect anyone.
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How Safe Is Your Identity?

Monday, July 27th, 2009

indetity_theftIdentity theft has become one of the most common crimes in the United States. According to the Federal Trade Commission, up to 9 million people are victimized by identity theft every year, and that number continues to grow.

It’s a difficult crime to track because it’s not something you can actually see happen. Thieves don’t need to be near you to steal your identity; the perpetrators are often far away and working behind closed doors. Most people don’t even know they were victims of identity theft until several weeks after it happens.

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