Category: Digital Identity

Identity Theft: The Most Common Consumer Complaint

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 Read More…

How PeopleFinders Can Help You Make Better Informed Decisions

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had to make an important decision about someone. It could be a friend we’ve known for years, someone we just met or even a relative. Of course we want to make the best decision possible. We want to do what’s right for everyone involved, including ourselves, our friends and Read More…

What’s In Your Background Check Report?

Your reputation. We all work hard to maintain a strong reputation and understand how others perceive us. We want to put our “best foot forward” for colleagues, friends and acquaintances. The best way to manage your reputation is to understand what people can learn about you online. The Internet has information about almost everything … Read More…

How To Create A Secure Password For Your PeopleFinders Account

We’ve all received emails and seen Facebook posts that came from a friend’s account, but were obviously sent by spammers. Password hijacking and identity theft are among the most common crimes these days Criminals use several dirty tricks to steal your identity, and one of their favorites is to decipher passwords. Then they can log Read More…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are You Surfing Safely?

How much time do you spend online? If you’re like most people, then part of every day is spent shopping, networking and surfing the Web. It’s just so convenient. You can do most anything you want online these days. But there are some dangers every surfer should be aware of. October is Cyber Security Month, Read More…

Can Facebook Out-Awesome Google Plus?

Google has had a lot of Buzz since announcing their latest social networking concept, Google Plus. Of course no one expected Facebook to just ignore it. Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the world that he would make an announcement on Wednesday, July 6. He didn’t give many details, other than to say it Read More…

What Does The Web Say About You?

Ever wonder what information is available about you online? Have you tried to find out? People do it all the time. We enter our names into Google or another search engine just to see what comes up. Sometimes we find ourselves, and sometimes we get hundreds of links that have nothing to do with us. Read More…

Are You Doing Enough To Prevent Identity Theft?

How 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 Read More…

Did Cell Phones Change Your Life?

Chances are good that you have a cell phone. If so, then you have Martin Cooper to thank. Back in 1973, Cooper worked for Motorola. One of their top competitors, AT&T, was spending much of their time developing a functional car phone. Cooper felt phones should provide even more personal freedom; he was determined to Read More…

Riding The Google Wave

People have been talking about Google Wave for a while now, even though only a small percentage of the population has actually seen it. One big question remains – will Google Wave change the way people communicate online? Google Wave is poised to be an exciting new way to interact with other people. It’s said Read More…