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Obama Utility Bills Scam Impacts Thousands of Victims

Thousands of consumers burned by utility bill scam.

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Internet Search Engines Surpass E-Mail in Online Scam Threats

Online identity theft doesn't stop at your inbox.

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Parents Armed with Child Identity Theft Protection

Parents can act as warden to their child's credit.

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Visa Credit Card Processor Hacked with 1.5 Million Affected

Visa told banks that cards were exposed between January 21 and February 25.

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Shoppers Share Personal Information Despite Identity Theft Threat

Global consumers are willing to share their personal information in greater detail than ever before, says a new study released on Monday. Despite the threats online sharing presents, including identity theft, shoppers feel very comfortable disclosing information to retailers in an effort to personalize their own shopping experience. Personal Information for a Personalized Shopping Experience It...

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‘Tis the Season for Facebook Identity Theft

Image Source During this holiday season, is it better to give or receive? Scrooge may have learned his lesson, but for identity thieves, it’s neither–they prefer to take, and their latest winter wonderland for victims is Facebook. Having surpassed 800 million users worldwide, there are plenty of potential targets on Facebook for crooks to go...

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Lawmakers Push to Protect Foster Kids from Identity Theft

Identity theft has become a major issue for foster children, which is why lawmakers in Colorado are pushing to protect them. As a part of a, already challenging system with enough hardship to contend with as it is,  the Senate wants to make sure these children don’t also have to deal with poor credit as they...

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How Does Identity Theft Work? (Infographic)

Identity theft. You’re hearing the words more and more, on TV and especially online. And there’s good reason. Identity theft is among the largest growing crimes in the world, and it costs consumers millions per year. Here are some facts about identity theft and how you can prevent it from happening to you. Don’t miss...

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Personal Finance Roundup of the Week: Identity Theft and Scam Prevention Ideas

Unfortunately, most people don’t understand the negative impact that identity theft can cause on their financial life and don’t take the proper steps to protect themselves until it’s already too late. Check out these posts from some of our favorite blogs to make sure you are prepared and aware. Medical Identity Theft on the Rise...

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Scary Stories of Identity Theft

As if life isn’t difficult enough, we now have to deal with the threat of identity theft. People everywhere are being duped, robbed and swindled of their personal information, which is then used to make purchases in their names. The result is very often a nightmare of trashed credit ratings, astronomical bills and legal fees...

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An Identity Theft in Los Angeles: A Limerick

The following limerick is true. It happened to one of our staff members. Finding out some thief has stolen your identity and all your money is a pretty terrible thing, but you’ve got to make light of yourself and then vow to never let it happen again. So we wrote a limerick that will hopefully...

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2009 National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) – October 17-24

National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW), sponsored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), returns for its second year, October 17 – 24, 2009. This special week was created to bring awareness to identity theft by offering hundreds of educational events, including workshops, onsite shredding, and credit report reviews at various sites around the...

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