The protection of your identity this holiday season, and any holiday season for that matter, is very crucial to your financial security. Criminals will be prowling the stores, food courts, and the outlet malls looking for ways to make a quick buck or a “killing.” Not murder, but a lucrative heist on your financial future.
Halloween is one of the coolest events a child may experience, but Halloween may pose an identity theft threat, which can turn that smile up-side-down. The problem lies with the costumes and disguises that people wear. Majority of individuals do so to go trick-or-treating. Adults like to go to late night costume parties and enjoy [...]
I got an email from one of my blog readers. He just received an email scam with a very personal touch. Supposedly a “lawyer” was trying to contact him to tell him that an inheritance awaits him. As most emails with such claims should be rejected right away he stopped to take a second look. [...]
Free identity theft check. Isn’t that what is expected in the 21st century. It sure is, and I have a way for you to check for identity theft, FREE! You may not believe how many paid services are there to check identity theft. Well, there aren’t many, and the ones that do exist will funnel [...]
Plenty of banks are now closing or are being bought out. The most important question may be that which relates to your personal information. Is your identity safe? The answer for the most part is: YES, but… There may be banking institutions that may contribute to the rising statistics of identity theft. These financial establishments [...]
Identity theft victims are created by millions world wide each day, and since identity theft is a crime of opportunity, most don’t find out until it’s too late. If you have become a victim please don’t hesitate to report identity theft. Trust me, every second counts. The victims of identity theft will not be named [...]
Exactly one week ago I wrote about an identity protection program by Visa for online shoppers. Now, I stumbled upon MaserCard SecureCode which is also aimed at protecting your identity in a similar fashion the Verified by Visa program protects from fraud. With the Master Card Secure Code you pick a code only known to [...]
With the rise of identity theft reporting the crime has become the next logical step. However reporting identity theft in certain municipalities may make you wish you never became a victim in the first place. The problem lies in reporting identity theft to the authorities. Some police departments are not yet identity theft victim friendly. [...]