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Identity Theft Requires Your Immediate Action!

 When you are a victim of identity theft, you need to take action immediately to begin to repair the damage. It’s not fair that this has been thrust upon you, but it’s necessary to work diligently to clear your records of all of the thief’s activity.As you take the following actions, keep a detailed record of all conversations and correspondence relating to the problem. Keep this information for years to come, even after you think the problem has been resolved.Step 1. Call the fraud department of the companies where you know fraud occurred. Ask them to close or freez...

March 17th, 2016 | Identity Theft, Identity Theft Requires Your Immediate Action!

Child Identity Theft on the Increase!

Courtesy Consumer Information Alert! CHILD IDENTITY THEFT ON THE INCREASE… RECENT STUDIES INDICATE THAT CHILDREN ARE VICTIMIZED OVER 50% MORE OFTEN THAN ADULTS! There is an ongoing misconception that adults are the primary victims of identity theft. However, children are far easier targets for criminal identity theft. Social Security numbers or other personally identifiable information belonging to children has been used to open credit cards in their name, with this false credit card acquisition being used to: 1 - Pay for utilities 2 - Apply for a Driver&rsquo...

November 16th, 2014 | Identity Theft, Child Identity Theft on the Increase!

Identity Theft in Children

  Courtesy Consumer Information Children are Victims of Identity Theft  by Robert T. Lord New Evidence Indicates Identity Thieves are Targeting Children for Unused Social Security Numbers. The report found that out of population of 42,000 minors (those under the age of 18), 4,300 had their Social Security numbers misused by other people. That is almost 10 percent. It appears that stolen identities from children might be the hottest ticket in the identity theft activity. Most of the breaches likely included insurance and healthcare companies where parents and ...

March 7th, 2014 | Identity Theft, Identity Theft in Children

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