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Identity Theft Archive for October, 2009

  • Online Free Credit Report: Protect Yourself from Being Conned

    by Ruth Racey

    Getting a free credit report every year is now possible. This is because of a government law passed several years back as a measure against heightened identity theft. This report can be sourced online where summaries from three major agencies dealing on this could be found. However, be aware that … (more) October 16, 2009

  • Identifying Identity Theft Alerts

    by Ruth Racey

    Falling victim to identity theft is an experience you will not wish for even against your worst enemy. It can lead to a financial crisis you will have trouble recovering from for years. Victims of identity theft know this well, and as long as there is no foolproof safeguard that … (more) October 15, 2009

  • Effects of Identity Theft Crimes

    by Ruth Racey

    Identity theft crimes are one of the most difficult cases to solve. If it is easy, you will not see millions of people getting their identities stolen yearly and losing billions in the process. The internet is a vast place with billions of data coming in from everywhere. Certainly, policing … (more) October 14, 2009

  • Dealing with Identity Theft Right Away

    by Ruth Racey

    Identity theft is becoming commonplace. When you feel you have fallen victim to the crime, do not panic. Panicking will get you nowhere, but there is something worse that you can do than panicking, and that is not doing anything. Mapping out a plan is essential. People who have undergone … (more) October 13, 2009

  • Build Your Credit by joining a credit union

    by Ruth Racey

    Like banks credit unions offer loans. But unlike banks credit unions offer loans to members only. This is the right place for people whose credit scores have gone bad. Credit unions grant loans at much lower interest rate than banks. This is because they are non-profit and established primarily to … (more) October 12, 2009