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  • Can credit monitoring service save from identity theft?

    by Derek Brown

    Credit monitoring services are gaining importance everyday as more and more cases of identity thefts are coming to light. With credit monitoring service, you don’t have to take the pains of going through the pages of your credit report every month. Once you are enrolled with a credit monitoring … (more) October 15, 2009

  • How to monitor my credit and prevent identity theft?

    by Derek Brown

    With more and more financial frauds coming to light, credit monitoring is becoming more important nowadays. So in such circumstances it becomes more important to monitor credit reports at regularly. Any changes in the credit report, something that you are not aware of should be scrutinized closely and if … (more) October 15, 2009

  • What to do if you become a victim of identity theft?

    by Derek Brown

    When our personal information is stolen by somebody and our identity is assumed by the person then it is referred to as identity theft. This crime is growing at a tremendous speed around the globe nowadays, even though each individual is trying their best to protect their privacy. … (more) October 11, 2009

  • How can identity theft lead to criminal act?

    by Derek Brown

    Identity theft can lead to some serious criminal activities. People can use your identity number to issue passports and other documents in their names and manage to enter a country with special permits. It would help him to hide his identity and involve in an act of terrorism. October 9, 2009

  • How can identity theft lead to financial crimes?

    by Derek Brown

    In financial fraud the identity theft may lead to any number of incidents ranging from bank, tax refund and credit card fraud. You may be also hit with other frauds in computer, telecommunication, mail and social program. In fact the United States Secret Service has stated that there are a … (more) October 9, 2009

  • What kinds of crimes involving identity thefts can take place?

    by Derek Brown

    Innocent people are being put behind bars for crimes being committed by others. Your only fault is that someone is using your name. The US Federal Trade Commission conducted a study in September 2003 and nearly 10 million people were victims of identity fraud. To make it worse they … (more) October 9, 2009

  • How does identity theft work?

    by Derek Brown

    You might be working hard to keep your credit clean. But you may not know that without your knowledge someone is using your identity details to indulge into fraud activities. This is called identity theft. Someone might be using your name to avail a credit card and use it indiscriminately … (more) October 9, 2009

  • What can be the results of identity theft?

    by Derek Brown

    An identity thief can use the account of a person by sending fake checks to people to ruin his credit score. The recipient of such a check if he tries to obtain money from the issuer of the check through a collection agency cant do so, if the issuance of … (more) October 4, 2009

  • How is identity theft done?

    by Derek Brown

    The most common way through which identity theft is done through phishing where a hacker assumes the identity of an organization in electronic communication with the debtor to extract his financial data. Phishing happens when the thief establishes a fake email identity and website that are taken for real. The … (more) October 4, 2009

  • Can we catch identity thieves?

    by Derek Brown

    Identity thieves are hard to catch and have created havoc for the credit reporting agencies as well. The US Congress has declared identity theft as a felony but it hasn’t made impact on those who are involved in it. September 20, 2009