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Identity Theft getting even worse

…hese cases can also slip by the victim’s bank. A favorite scam is for the thief to create a fake (partially stolen, partially faked) identity morphed from multiple pieces of real—and stolen—data. So we have not only a stolen identity but a fictitious identity—which could be created using your Social Security number and someone else’s home address and name. This is called synthetic ID, and banks see right past it. Synthetic ID Crimes ID…

Indiana Is a Big Target for Identity Theft

…residents of the Hoosier state. Zoeller urges every resident in Indiana to assume that their information has been compromised. Agreed. Actually, if you are a US citizen, with the billion plus records breached, consider your identity stolen. Though you may not be a victim of identity theft at this point, it may be a good idea to freeze your credit information now, so you do not become a victim of identity theft later. You may be wondering if…

Business Identity Theft: Beware of Identity Thieving Employees

…bank accounts every time someone is fired. Maybe small companies can, that hardly ever fire anyone, but the bottom line is that businesses just have to keep their fingers crossed whenever they give someone the pink slip. The big thing is to hire forensics accountants to look at your books, frequently. Especially in family owned businesses. Sad, but true. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert to BestIDTheftCompanys.com discussing identity

Identity Fraud Victim every two Seconds

…l) when anomalous activity occurs, such as a purchase made in two countries only a few hours apart, or any purchase over a certain amount. Ask about additional forms of fraud detection as well. If you suspect fraud, immediately report it. If you receive notification of a data breach, you’re at higher risk for fraud; crack down on monitoring your accounts. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert to BestIDTheftCompanys.com discussing identity

Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Theft

…do with stealing money or credit? No, financial identity theft, using your personal information to access your money or credit, is not the only type of identity theft, although it is the most common. There are other kinds of identity theft identity theft. Medical identity theft is when someone uses your information to receive medical care. Criminal identity theft is when someone takes over your identity and assumes it as his or her own. They can…

What is Criminal Identity Theft?

…ore than just stealing your credit card number. In other posts, I discussed how thieves use your identity to get free healthcare or your child’s identity to apply for credit. Today, I want to introduce you to another kind of identity theft—criminal identity theft—where the criminal uses your identity to make you look like the criminal. Criminal identity theft involves impersonation and it’s the worst kind of identity theft and the hardest to…

Beware of Employees Who Lie About Their Identity

…fying documents can be scavenged from the trash, but they are effective proof when combined with personal questions. Biometric features, such as fingerprints or iris scans, can help further authenticate an individual’s identity. Identity scoring, which is in use with many mortgage brokers today, is another effective identity proofing method. An identity-score system can tag and verify the legitimacy of an individual’s…

What Identity Theft Protection Is and Is Not

…ncrypted thumb drive is not identity theft protection. Antivirus software is not identity theft protection. One could argue that phishing alerts count as identity theft protection, but not really. Do these tools protect your identity? Sort of. A true identity theft protection service monitors your identity by checking your credit reports and scanning the Internet for your personal information. It looks out for your Social Security number, and if…

Part 1 of Identity Theft – 5 Identity Theft Myths Unveiled

…and identity cloning when the thief is simply trying to evade the law or others by posing as you in plain sight. #3 Technology and computers are why identity theft is so big. Certainly data breaches are responsible for some identity theft. However, low tech identity theft is the bigger problem. A lost or stolen wallet, checkbook, or a debit or credit card handed over to a clerk or information tossed in the trash are all the most prevalent ways…

Victim Rebuilds Life After Identity Theft

…pplicants to provide home addresses, copies of existing driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, birth certificates. This is more than enough information for an identity thief to assume a victim’s full identity. Victims of identity theft are generally presumed guilty until proven innocent. In this case, the perpetrator committed crimes in multiple states, which further complicated the situation. It took years for this…

Do You Really Need Identity Theft Protection?

…at will help, but by themselves or even in combination, they cannot provide the same degree of protection offered by a reputable, full-service, paid product. To ensure peace of mind and protect your most valuable asset, your identity—subscribe to an identity protection service, such as McAfee Identity Protection, which offers proactive identity surveillance, lost wallet protection, and alerts when suspicious activity is detected on your…

Choosing An Identity Protection Solution

…. The site includes a tool to help consumers access their risk for identity theft and make necessary adjustments. Ultimately, you want to make an informed decision and invest in identity theft protection from a trusted provider. McAfee is one of the world’s largest and most trusted names in digital security. Protect your most important valuable asset — your identity — with McAfee Identity Protection….

MCAFEE, INC. LAUNCHES THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL IDENTITY PROTECTION PRODUCT FROM A LEADING SECURITY COMPANY

…t black market sites, chat rooms, blogs, and emails where identity thieves obtain stolen personal information. Additional monitoring of public records and change of address databases assists in the early warning of potential identity theft. McAfee Identity Protection also includes daily monitoring of all three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) to quickly detect and alert consumers to any red flags associated with their…

Identity Theft – Common Consumer Errors

…s, I do. And McAfee does. And what we do is keep you informed of your options, so that you know how to protect yourself and your family. The most important thing you can do right now is not worry about this stuff. But you do need to take some time to educate yourself. Download McAfee’s eGuide,“What You Need to Know to Avoid Identity Theft.” Take five minutes to assess your risk of identity theft. Fill out the Identity Theft Risk Assessment Tool…

2006 Press Releases

…uency of Data Breaches Means Consumers Must Take Their Identities into Their Own Hands June 23, 2006: Personal Security and Identity Theft Expert Again Calls the “Credit Freeze” Preferable to Credit Monitoring for Preventing Identity Theft May 24, 2006: Personal Security and Identity Theft Expert Offers Advice and Solutions to Combat this Week’s Laptop Burglary That Put Millions of U.S. Veterans’ Identities at Risk May 9, 2006: Unique Service…

2007 Press Releases

…cured Laptops Contribute to Consumer Confidence–Sapping Data Breaches—Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security June 22, 2007: Identity Theft: Synthetic Identity Fraud Outpaces Countermeasures Designed to Battle Identity Thieves—Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security June 20, 2007: Identity Theft: Military Personnel and Their Relatives Are at a Unique Risk—Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security June…

2008-2009 Press Releases

…eft Protection Expert and One You Security: Research Shows Consumers Misplacing Blame for Identity Theft August 4, 2008: Identity Theft Expert and MyLaptopGPS: Securing Laptop Computers Helps to Protect College Students from Identity Theft July 30, 2008: Identity Theft Protection Expert and One You Security:Research Reveals That Usability of Social Security Numbers Enables Mortgage Fraudsters July 23, 2008: Identity Theft Expert and MyLaptopGPS:…

Published Articles

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Why We Need Secure Identification

…h possesses a unique biometric identifier for the authorized card-bearer.”As if that isn’t enough to freeze the blood of any ally of freedom and our constitutional republic.” “Chilling scheme” and “freeze the blood” or a step towards security? I wonder if the couple in New York or the millions who have had their identity stolen wish they were properly identified. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of…

Why American’s Identities Are Easily Stolen

…is broken or expiring. Stolen or lost IDs are always submitted for criminal investigation before a replacing ID is issued. While none of these systems are perfect, they are a step in the right direction and far better than the US’s honor based system. At least we have corporations that are providing what the government won’t. But that still doesn’t fix the problem. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of…

1.5 Million Americans Have Been Victims of Medical Identity

…credit freezes then the thief may use another identity that has less restrictions. 1. Get a credit freeze and follow the steps for your particular state. This is an absolutely necessary tool to secure your credit. In most cases, it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. This makes your Social Security number useless to a potential identity thief. 2. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention . Not all forms of…

My Identity Thief Loves Me (PTI)

…your Social Security number useless to a potential identity thief. Go to my website and get my FREE ebook on how to protect yourself from the bad guy. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. (Disclosures) Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing identity theft on Fox News…

My Identity Thief Loves Me (PTII)

…your Social Security number useless to a potential identity thief. Go to my website and get my FREE ebook on how to protect yourself from the bad guy. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. (Disclosures) Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing identity theft on Fox News…

10 Business Identity Theft Risks in 2010

…nvestment in identity theft protection. In today’s cyber crime climate, and with the recession making people desperate to make money any way they can, NOT investing in identity theft protection is, in my opinion, irresponsible. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Go to my website and get my FREE ebook on how to protect yourself from the bad guy. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing identity theft on Fox News…

2009 Data Breaches: Identity Theft Continues

…t in more than 52% of the breaches publicly reported, NO statement of the number of records exposed is given. Therefore, it is unknown how many total records may have been exposed due to breaches in 2009.” Protect your identity. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. (Disclosures)…

Impostor Poses as Secret Service Agent and Police Officer

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Resolve to Dissolve Identity Theft

…r’s resolutions. You know, lose the 10 pounds, give up the chocolate, quit smoking, and win the Nobel Peace Prize. Along with the breaking of some bad habits, now is the time to take on some new habits to protect you against identity theft. The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) offers the following top resolutions you can make in 2010: Lock up your social security card! Get it out of your wallet! Put this valuable card, along with all other…

ID Theft Is Set To Rise On The Heels Of The Recession

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5 Tips to Credit Card Identity Theft Prevention

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Police, DA Investigators Conduct Fake ID Sting

…you live in. This is an absolutely necessary tool to secure your credit. In most cases it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. 2. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. (Disclosures) Robert Siciliano, identity theft speaker, discusses criminal hackers and identity theft on…

U.S. Cyber Challenge to Defeat Criminal Identity Theft

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Lack of Laptop Security Leads to Identity Theft

…s be on the line during the next ‘accident’.” Unfortunately your security, or lack thereof, is in the hands of others. Take control. Protect your identity. Get a credit freeze. Go to ConsumersUnion.org and follow the steps for your particular state. This is an absolutely necessary tool to secure your credit. In most cases, it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. This makes your Social Security number useless to a potential…

Identity Theft 2010 Top 10 Predictions

…ontinue to exploit the weaknesses of the current system and revictimize the individual whose information has been used. 10. Social Media Identity Theft: The meteoric rise in social media use has also created a launch pad for identity thieves. Social media identity theft happens when someone hacks an account via phishing, creates infected short URLs or creates a page using photos and the victims identifying information. My prediction for 2010 is…

Facebook Newest Portal for Social Media Identity Theft

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Child Identity Theft Protection

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10 Tips to Secure Online Holiday Shopping

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Holiday Temps Make The Best Identity Thieves

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MIT Says Handing Over Your Identity Data Protects You

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Twitter Phish Identity Theft Scam

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Insider Identity Theft Can Be Most Damaging

…human nature to trust each other. We are raised to be civil towards one another and to respect those in authoritative positions. It takes a significant amount of trust in your fellow human being to drive down the street while cars are heading toward you only separated by a thin painted line. Without trust we wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning. Robert Siciliano identity theft speaker discussing identity theft on Fox News…

10 Ways to Prevent Social Media Scams

…works have privacy settings that need to be administered to the highest level. Default settings generally leave the networks wide open for attack. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. “Disclosures” Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker with ID Analytics discussing Social Media Identity

Identity Theft Myths Part 3of3 During PYIW

Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano The National Foundation for Credit Counselors, which sponsors Protect Your Identity Week, has compiled a number of identity theft myths. To support their efforts, the Santa Fe Group Vendor Council Awareness and Education Subcommittee has helped to clarify some common misinformation with regards to this increasingly common crime. This is the third and final post on the subject. Myth #8: I don’t use the…

Identity Theft Myths Part 2of3 During PYIW

…our personal information in your home, your car, and at work, and always use safe online security practices. Get Safe Online offers tips on safe social networking. The FTC answers the question, “How do thieves steal an identity?” Robert Siciliano, identity theft speaker, discusses data theft on Fox News. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but…

Identity Theft Myths Part 1of3 During PYIW

…, the Santa Fe Group Vendor Council Awareness and Education Subcommittee has helped to clarify some common misinformation with regards to this increasingly common crime. Myth #1: There’s no way to protect yourself from identity theft. Identity theft is preventable. As with any other crime, the risk will always be there. But there are many things people can do to minimize that risk, both online and offline. Preventative measures include…

12 Awful Reasons Why Impostors Commit Social Media Identity Theft

…nfortunately, this list is going to keep growing. Varieties of fraud that can occur via social media are only up to the imagination of the thief. Submit your own findings. Let’s hear what other whacked out social media identity thieves are doing. To prevent social media identity theft, register all your officers, company names and branded products on every social media site you can find to prevent Twitter squatting and cybersquatting. You…

Join Us for National Protect Your Identity Week October 17-24

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Identity Theft Is Really No Big Deal. Idiot.

…edit. In most cases it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. This makes the SSN useless to the thief. 2. Invest in Intelius Identity Theft Prevention and Protection. While not all forms of identity theft can be prevented, you can effectively manage your personal identifying information by knowing what’s buzzing out there in regards to YOU. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing identity theft on the rise on Fox News….

Operation Phish Phry Nabs 100 Identity Thieves

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Obama; Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Protection Starts at Home

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Government Tries to Thwart P2P Identity Theft

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8 Ways to Prevent Business Social Media Identity Theft

…you can find to prevent twittersquatting and cybersquatting. You can do this manually or by using a very cost effective service called Knowem.com. Invest in Intelius identity theft protection and prevention. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker with ID Analytics discussing Social Media Identity Theft on Fox…

Twitter Phishing Leads to Identity Theft

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National Protect Your Identity Week Facilitates Identity Theft Protection and Education

identity theft (posing as another when apprehended for a crime) Financial identity theft (using another’s identity to obtain goods and services) Identity cloning (using another’s information to assume his or her identity in daily life) Medical identity theft (using another’s information to obtain medical care or drugs) We will be discussing these and many others issues of fraud on an ongoing basis. 1. Protecting yourself from…

The Scourge of Medical Identity Theft

…all throw away documentation and lock it up when it’s in your home or office. Treat your medical identity similarly as you treat your financial identity by getting similar protections. If the thief can’t steal your financial identity then your medical identity may be less attractive. Protecting yourself from new account fraud requires more effort. You can attempt to protect your own identity, by getting yourself a credit freeze, or setting up…

Criminal Hackers Get to Momma and DaDa Via Children

…elemarketing calls · Neighborhood Watch – includes a sex offender report, list of neighbors and a neighbor report on each of your neighbors · Identity Theft Specialists – if in the unlikely event you become a victim of identity theft our Identity Theft experts will work with you to restore your identity and good name · Credit Report Dispute – if you find errors on your credit report we will help you resolve them quickly · Protection…

Carders, Dumps, and Identity Theft

…elemarketing calls · Neighborhood Watch – includes a sex offender report, list of neighbors and a neighbor report on each of your neighbors · Identity Theft Specialists – if in the unlikely event you become a victim of identity theft our Identity Theft experts will work with you to restore your identity and good name · Credit Report Dispute – if you find errors on your credit report we will help you resolve them quickly · Protection…

Cybersquatting Leads to Identity Theft

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Credit/Debit Card Identity Theft Concerns Trump Terrorism

…keting calls · Neighborhood Watch – includes a sex offender report, list of neighbors and a neighbor report on each of your neighbors · Identity Theft Specialists – if in the unlikely event you become a victim of identity theft our Identity Theft experts will work with you to restore your identity and good name · Credit Report Dispute – if you find errors on your credit report we will help you resolve them quickly · Protection…

Another Identity Theft Ring Busted

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Will a National ID Card Prevent Identity Theft?

…documents can be scavenged from the trash, but they are more effective proof when combines with personal questions. Biometric features, such as fingerprints or iris scans, can help further authenticate an individual’s identity. Identity scoring is another effective identity proofing method. An identity score is a system for tagging and verifying the legitimacy of an individual’s public identity. Identity scores are being used to prevent…

Big Time Identity Theft Hackers Indicted

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Identity Theft Is Easy Over P2P

…to ConsumersUnion.org and follow the steps for your particular state. This is an absolutely necessary tool to secure your credit. In most cases, it prevents new accounts from being opened in your name. And invest in Intelius identity theft protection. Not all forms of identity theft protection can be prevented, but identity theft protection services can dramatically reduce your risk. Robert Siciliano, identity theft speaker, discusses P2P hacks…

Scams Happen to Smart People Who Do Stupid Things

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A Glorious Week of Identity Theft

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Social Media Banned, Creates Identity Theft Risk

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College Students At Risk For Identity Theft

…Uni-Ball pens and the Identity Theft Resource Center surveyed 1,000 college students and 1,000 parents. This Campus Security Survey revealed that while about 74% of parents believe students are at a moderate to high risk for identity theft, and 30% of all identity theft victims are between 18 and 29, only 21% of students are concerned about identity theft. It’s no surprise that most college students are indifferent when it comes to their…

Government Officials Contributing to Identity Theft

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Florida Congressman Robert Wexler Targeted in Identity Theft Extortion

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Spying is Alive and Well…and Leads to Identity Theft

…a detailed report of your identity information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano, identity theft…

Child Identity Theft Victims

…d, Jason’s dad said that Jason would never be able to prove anything. That’s a bad dad, if I’ve ever heard of one. Diamond Daye is 11 years old. He’s going through the same problem. Except his mother is the identity thief. She’s 31, and owes thousands in rent and cell phone and cable bills. Child identity theft is a growing problem. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that there are 500,000 new victims every year. The…

A 'Whac-A-Mole' Approach to Preventing Identity Theft

…a detailed report of your identity information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano, identity theft…

Social Media Privacy and Personal Security Issues

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Identity Thieves Gather Data From Social Networks

…of your identity information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano Identity theft speaker discusses…

Web Based emails Insecurity Leads to Identity Theft

…report of your identity information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano, identity theft speaker,…

Tweets Link to Identity Theft

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ATM Fraud Increases Identity Theft Risk

…d looking configurations on the ATM, wires, two sided tape. 2. Use strong PINs, uppercase lower case, alpha and numeric online and when possible at an ATM and for telephone banking. 3. Don’t reply to phishing or phexting emails. Just hit delete. 4. Don’t just use “any” ATM. Choose ATMs at locations that are “more secure” than in the middle of nowhere. 5. Make sure your McAfee anti-virus is up to date. 6. Invest in Intelius identity theft…

Social Network is Accused of Identity Theft

…that, it was too easy for people to quickly go through the registration process and unintentionally invited all their contacts. I don’t believe identities were stolen at any level and that anyone using terms such as “stolen Identity” or “identity theft” are grossly mistaken, but “email harvesting” and a degree of spam and questionable marketing may have occurred. Here is exactly what happened. A person receives an email saying their…

Sarah Palin Victim of Social Media Identity Theft, LaRussa Drops Suit

…wsuit. One report mentions an out of court settlement that compensates LaRussa for his legal fees and includes a donation to his favorite charity. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone blogged a denial of such a settlement. Financial identity theft is impossible to prevent 100% of the time, and so is social media identity theft. However, there are ways to lock down your name and protect yourself, or at least to mitigate the potential damage to your name…

Social Security Numbers Cracked, Creates Identity Theft Risk

…nship to who we actually are. We will only begin to solve this problem when we incorporate multiple levels of authentication into our identification process. The process of true and thorough authentication begins with “identity proofing.” Identity proofing is a solution that begins to identify, authenticate and authorize. Consumers, merchants, government don’t just need authentication. We need a solution that ties all three of these…

Identity Theft Expert; Fake IDs are as easy as 1,2,3

…y information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing…

Identity Theft Credit Card Security

…ur personal identifying information, including your name, address and, most importantly, your Social Security number. With this data, a thief can open a new account and have the card sent to a different address. This is true identity theft. Once the identity thief receives the new card, he or she maxes it out and doesn’t pay the bill. Over time, the creditors track down the victim, blame him or her for the unpaid bills, and demand the owed…

Insider Identity Theft Poses Major Threats

…y information, including a current credit report, address history, aliases, and more. 24/7 Identity Monitoring and Alerts – Prevent identity theft with automatic monitoring that scans billions of public records daily and alerts you to suspicious activity. Identity Recovery Assistance – Let professionals help you recover your identity if you ever become a victim of identity theft. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker discussing…

Identity Theft Scammers Targeting Online Classifieds

…into the paper’s fibers and can never be washed out. Secure your PC. Make sure your PC is protected with McAfee anti-virus software and all your critical security patches in your operating system are up to date. Protect your identity. You can’t prevent all forms of identity theft. However you can significantly reduce your risk by making a small investment in your personal security by investing in Intelius Identity Protect or considering the…

Check Fraud Identity Theft is Rising

…ag up and go phishing for checks. I suggest using a uni-ball pen and taking checks directly to the post office, or dropping them in a big blue mailbox. If you plan to do any online banking, which millions do, make sure your PC is protected with McAfee anti-virus software and all your critical security patches in your operating system are up to date. Robert Siciliano identity theft speaker discussing identity fraud and security…

Requests For Social Security Numbers Leads to Identity Theft

…, the customer, jump through a series of inconvenient hoops in order to be granted services. When faced with either option, most people throw their arms in the air and give out their Social Security number. You can invest in identity theft protection. You can attempt to protect your own identity, by getting yourself a credit freeze, or setting up your own fraud alerts. You can use Google news alerts to sweep the net and take precautions to…

Social Media Identity Theft Hits MLB Coach On Twitter

…aries. It can happen to anyone: rich, poor, good credit, bad credit. Victims include children, the elderly, celebrities and politicians, even the dead. Identity theft may include new account fraud, account takeover, criminal identity theft, business identity theft and medical identity theft. Most of these result in financial loss. One form of identity theft that is particularly damaging to the victim’s reputation is social media identity

How to prevent social media identity theft

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Two words: you can’t. However, there are several things you can and should do in order to manage your social media identity, which may prevent social media identity theft. What exactly is social media identity theft? It’s a form of cybersquatting using social media sites. If you’ve ever attempted to join a social media, more commonly known as a social networking site, or applied for an email account,…

Your identity is an illusion

…nd then identity theft, I have been floored by the ineffectiveness of the existing system. Numerous identity technologies use software or hardware as the delivery system. A Smartcard is a delivery system, it isn’t your identity. Identity may include biometrics and verification questions. Then there is the issue of properly identifying a person. How? And what is the difference between authentication and verification? I’ve always used…

Identity Theft Expert and MyLaptopGPS Note That Rise in Security Technology Spending Needs to Encompass Laptop Computers

…accounted for approximately 60 percent of global IAM market revenue, according to a press announcement regarding an associated report by the industry research firm RNCOS. User provisioning, as defined by RNCOS, is a type of identity management software whereby users may be represented by multiple objects on multiple systems in a computer database. This projected increase in IAM spending is in response to rising concern over identity theft and…

Neighborhood Identity Thieves From Hell

…unauthorized charges 7. As a national spokesperson for uni-ball, I recommend using a uni-ball® pen, which contains Uni “Super Ink” formula, to write checks and sign important documents. This specially-formulated ink won’t wash out and protects against check washing. Those closest to you have access to your canceled checks and can rewrite to themselves. Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker Expert discussing family identity theft Here…

THIEVES INITIATE NEW IDENTITY THEFT SCAMS IN TIME FOR TAX SEASON

…b site, when that is not the case. This scam is generally used as a means to convince individuals to provide personal or financial information that enables the perpetrators to commit credit card, bank fraud or other forms of identity theft. “Identity theft is a giant octopus,” said Siciliano. “Educate yourself on the many facets of the problem and learn your options to defend yourself from each leg of this monster. Doing something as simple as…

Identity Theft Crime Victims Bill of Rights

…f Rights, we’ve launched a national call to action, laying the groundwork for meaningful and much-needed legislation while building awareness of the issue in the media and among consumers and businesses. Our intent is that victims of all types of identity crime be provided with the same rights afforded to them via the FACT Act for resolving credit issues.” Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Speaker discusses identity theft victims Here and…

Identity Theft Protection Expert and One You Security: Privacy of Social Security Numbers Not the Key to Identity Theft Prevention

…liano sharing advice on how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud. ### About One You Security, LLC Sarasota, Fla.-based One You Security‘s mission is to eliminate the threat and consequences of identity theft. For just $10 per month, anyone can sign up for One You Security’s identity theft protection service, a proactive, preventative approach whereby the company activates and manages its customers’…

Identity Theft Protection Expert and One You Security: Dumpster Divers Thrive on Social Security Numbers and Other Valuable Information Found Printed on Tossed Documents

…s him sharing advice on how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud. ### About One You Security, LLC Sarasota, Fla.-based One You Security‘s mission is to eliminate the threat and consequences of identity theft. For just $10 per month, anyone can sign up for One You Security’s identity theft protection service, a proactive, preventative approach whereby the company activates and manages its customers’…

Identity Theft Protection Expert from One You Security Provides Subscribers with the Latest Consumer Education on How to Protect Their Identities

…s him sharing advice on how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft and fraud. ### About One You Security, LLC Sarasota, Fla.-based One You Security‘s mission is to eliminate the threat and consequences of identity theft. For just $10 per month, anyone can sign up for One You Security’s identity theft protection service, a proactive, preventative approach whereby the company activates and manages its customers’…

Identity Theft Protection Expert from One You Security Scheduled to Appear on "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet"

…r,” according to U.S. Department of Justice indictments reported by PC World on May 2. Also on May 2, KUSA TV’s “9 News” in Colorado aired a segment that illustrated links between drug trafficking and identity theft. Police there broke up an identity theft ring whose very purpose was to financially support the criminals’ addiction to methamphetamine, the news report revealed. “Additionally, an underreported…

Identity Theft Protection Expert and One You Security: Consumers Need Education and a Way to Make Their Information Useless to Identity Thieves

…protection exists that is 100 percent effective against every type of identity theft,” said Chris Harris, president and CEO of One You Security. “The key is to manage the threat to greatly minimize it. What if an identity thief couldn’t use a stolen identity? One You strives to rob thieves of their ability to use Social Security numbers as a basis to steal consumers’ financial identities. Identity thieves have enjoyed a…

Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security Points to Organized Crime and Warns that Identity Thieves Target All Demographics—Not Just the Wealthy

…ts have documented organized crime’s suspected involvement in data security breaches since. “Anyone, at any income level, is a potential target of identity thieves,” said Siciliano, “In fact, often an identity thief or identity theft ring will steal literally thousands of people’s identifying information to fake several identities, engaging in subsequently fraudulent activities under many names, an approach that can…

Identity Theft: Synthetic Identity Fraud Outpaces Countermeasures Designed to Battle Identity Thieves—Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security

…#8217;s Identity Theft Task Force for overlooking issues pertaining to synthetic identity fraud. “It is striking that the problem of synthetic identity fraud is just now getting attention,” said Siciliano. “Identity theft and identity fraud are continually and quickly evolving crimes that demand assessments and countermeasures that are ahead of the curve. We must be as proactive as possible in thwarting and apprehending thieves…

Identity Theft: Federal Task Force Provides Good Recommendations Too Late—Identity Theft Expert and Speaker on Personal Security

…dings and recommendations. According to Robert Siciliano, a widely televised and quoted personal security and identity theft expert, the announcement was one more example of government bureaucracy seemingly unable to counter identity theft in a timely manner. “Identity theft happens fast,” said Siciliano. “Ask anyone who’s been a victim. A year’s time at the mercy of an identity thief could mean a life’s…

 

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