Published On April 13th, 2016

Medical identity theft can destroy your credit and make your life difficult. It differs from other types of identity theft, and it isn’t easy to resolve.

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Published On October 22nd, 2012

According to recent statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), in 2010 seven percent of U.S. households–or about 8.6 million households–had "at least one member age 12 or older who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization." The NCVS defines identity theft as "the misuse or attempted misuse of an existing credit card or another existing account or the misuse of personal information to open…

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Published On October 18th, 2012

Just in the United States, debit cards accounted for over $1.15 trillion in purchases in 2011. It is predicted that over 65% of all purchases will be made with debit cards by the year 2013.

Debit cards are here to stay. But just how safe is your debit card? Is it as safe as using your credit card?  

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Published On January 16th, 2012

From botnets to WikiLeaks, 2011 was a watershed year for identity theft and technology security issues. So what does 2012 have in store for us? With an influx of mobile devices, an explosion in social media, and cloud computing being hailed as the next big thing, 2012 will likely bring a whole new batch of security concerns.

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Published On March 28th, 2011

Using your smart phone to check your bank account balance or deposit a check is convenient. But is it safe? Hackers are getting better at finding ways to tap into smart phones and capture people’s account numbers and other personal information. However, there are ways to lower your risk of becoming a victim, says Michael Gregg, a cyber security expert and founder of Superior Solutions.

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Published On October 6th, 2008

With identity theft on the rise these days, most of us are already taking steps to protect ourselves. But did you know that there’s now a growing form of identity theft known as “medical identity theft” that can not only devastate victims’ finances, but also compromise their health, too. According to Joy Pritts, JD, author of Your Medical Record Rights.

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Published On May 21st, 2008

According to recent statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.6 million households experience theft of existing accounts other than a credit card (such as a banking account), and 1.1 million households discover misuse of personal information (such as their social security number) annually. In addition, a recent poll revealed that “sixteen percent of adults say they have had their credit or debit card used by someone they don’t know without their permission”…

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Published On March 2nd, 2008

It is time to slap the credit companies where it hurts! Did you know that the 3 major credit card bureaus are selling your personal credit information to other vendors without your permission? Not only is this legal it is happening non-stop. Did you know when you apply for any credit that these credit card companies turn around and sell and your information to other credit companies within 24 hours.

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Published On March 2nd, 2008

Since identity theft is of concern, it’s important to remember that there are steps you can take to minimize the risk and help protect your privacy and identity.Use caution when responding to e-mails requesting personal information. When in doubt, contact the sender of the request through a known, secure channel (phone number on back of credit card or a known website address).

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Published On March 2nd, 2008

Most would answer “very safe” because the card is right there with you, either tucked securely in a wallet or locked in the safe. But beware…it might not be as protected as you think. There’s a scam lurking about hotels, and it’s not coming from hotel employees–it’s from people outside the hotel altogether.

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