One of the last things any college student is thinking about is identity theft. That’s the very reason they’re one of the most targeted and least prepared to deal with identify theft. We’d like to change that and inform college students on how they can protect themselves from a catastrophic battle with identity theft and […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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