The Rise of Medical ID Theft (And How To Avoid It)

Medical identification theft involves taking someone’s name, Social Security or Medicare number or other personal information to obtain medical treatment, purchase medications or falsely bill Medicare or insurance companies. According to the Ponemon Institute’s “Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft” (February 2015), an estimated 2.32 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in […]

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The Emotional Effects of Being an ID Theft Victim

Ongoing incidences of identity theft in the United States, and around the world, have given birth to a whole new segment of victim support groups. While the police handle the crime report, and banks and credit card companies help victims sort through financial upheaval, specially trained professionals are now needed to help individuals work through […]

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Government Cyber Security Policies Do More Harm Than Good

We’re not saying that your government is out to get you. What we are saying is that many of the latest cyber security policies instituted by government agencies around the world, ostensibly for the good of the nation, cause more harm to their citizens than good. Especially in the long run. We look at three […]

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What You Need to Know About Bank Teller Identity Theft 

It might sound like something out of an action movie – but it’s not. Bank tellers at financial institutions around the country have been caught in the act of identity theft. While draining funds from a customer account might once have required an elaborate heist, the prominence of electronic banking makes such criminal acts all […]

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Common Passwords that Increase the Chances of Being Hacked!

When the Internet was first introduced, it was new and for some, quite confusing. As people figured out what they could do, they also discovered that securing their information was a must. The best way to do this was by creating a password. At this point in time, the most common password used was “123456,” […]

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Credit Card Fraud vs Identity Theft: What’s the Difference?

It is not uncommon for people to confuse identity theft and credit card fraud, or to think they are one-in-the-same. The fact is, they aren’t and understanding the difference is essential to fully understand the seriousness of each issue. When you get to know the basics and how you can protect yourself, you will minimize […]

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Everything You Need to Do When You Lose Your Wallet or Purse

If you have ever lost your purse or wallet, you know the sense of panic it can create. Today, most people carry half of their lives in their wallet. ID cards, insurance information, debit and credit cards, money – everything is in this. If all this information falls into the wrong hands, it can wind […]

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