Posts Tagged ‘Identity Theft’

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

It is easy to become overwhelmed during the holidays. There are parties to be on time for, a long list of presents to buy and wrap, not to mention the responsibilities of your actual everyday life. It is tempting to shop online because of the convenience and low prices. However, this is prime time for hackers to take advantage of your busy schedule and lack of time. If you aren’t careful, if you don’t stay vigilant, identity theft can happen to you. One simple slip or a thoughtless mistake may result in a big headache later.

Identity theft is a problem with a multitude of damages. The repercussions of this issue can linger for years and in the worst cases, it can leave you ruined financially. Attempting to take back your identity is very difficult, so prevention is really the best option.

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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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We all know that spring is a time of renewal. The weather improves, flowers bloom and we rekindle our love of the great outdoors.

As much as we love winter, we’re always excited to see the first signs of spring. Because we know that it comes with fun outings, barbecues and a myriad of exciting activities.

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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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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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