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Most Recent Articles in Identity Theft Prevention

  • Your Identity is Precious. Guard it Against Thieves!

    by Amanda Randell

    Our identity is precious. It is that thing that distinguishes us from other people or that which associates us to a group of people, like gender identities or cultural identities. Because of this broad sense of identity, modes of identification have been used in order to single out a certain person, making him unique. In each country, identification numbers are used as a mode to track its citizens, temporary residents and permanent residents for government functions such as … (more) December 5, 2009

  • Identity Theft: Are You Aware and Protected?

    by Amanda Randell

    Identity theft is now one of the fastest, growing crimes of this time. 27,000 people a day get victimized and who knows how many people are now in the process of having their identity stolen. It is a vicious crime that can be achieved without physical contact of the thief with the victim; therefore, victims are caught unaware. They are often oblivious to what they have done to give the thieves the advantage. Anyone can be a victim and who … (more) December 4, 2009

  • The Severe Impacts of Identity Theft

    by Amanda Randell

    Identity theft is a growing crime and a serious one at that. From a simple loss of a wallet to the clicking of a fraudulent link sent to you by email, you could be a victim without you knowing it. Identity theft prevention can be simple if people are aware of this crime.  Theft is the act of stealing someone else’s property. Identity theft on the other hand, is the fraudulent acquisition of personal information for the benefit of the … (more) December 3, 2009

  • Phishing Emails in Identity Theft

    by Amanda Randell

    Phishing is the fraudulent act of acquiring personal information from an unsuspecting person by fronting as a legitimate establishment in an electronic communication. It is often carried out using emails or instant messages. These phishing emails are designed to feign the user, luring them into surrendering important details such as usernames, passwords or Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). Any user who is unaware of identity theft prevention measures in using the internet is in jeopardy, thus it is an important issue … (more) November 30, 2009

  • Identity Thieves and Some Methods They Use to Steal Your Identity

    by Amanda Randell

    Identity theft is one crime that you do not want to be a victim of. You won’t know its effects until the criminal is through with you and there is nothing that you can do to protect yourself. What you need to do is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Identity theft prevention is something that every person must know and observe.  Everyone can become a victim of identity theft. Many of the criminals in this crime … (more) November 29, 2009

  • What it Means to Become a Victim of Identity Theft

    by Amanda Randell

    Do you know what happens when you get your identity stolen? Most people don’t really understand what could happen if someone has stolen their identity. They do not understand how damaging identity theft is and they do not know identity theft prevention methods. Identity theft is a crime where the criminal takes a different identity than their own. They can get the identity of a real person or use other identification paraphernalia to establish a different identity. Identity theft … (more) November 28, 2009

  • Fraud alert and credit freeze for identity theft prevention

    by Amanda Randell

    Identity theft is a serious crime where a person fraudulently uses someone’s personal information mostly for his financial advantages. The outcome is a tremendous loss for the victim in that his credit increases without any purchase gained. In order to prevent your credit from being scammed, awareness of identity theft prevention is necessary. Some measures done in preventing identity theft especially concerning credit accounts are fraud alert and credit freeze.  Fraud alert is a measure undertaken by credit owners to … (more) November 20, 2009

  • Identity Theft through the Internet and its Prevention

    by Amanda Randell

    In the advent of the internet world, a lot of scams have been invented. Identity theft is one of those schemes that have popped out lately wherein someone fraudulently uses another’s identity usually for financial benefits. Once these thieves gain access to usernames, passwords, complete name, address and birth date, they will now be able to carry out the scam. With the internet as a global means of communication, it has become an effective instrument for identity thieves especially since … (more) November 19, 2009

  • The Basics of Identity Theft and Identity Theft Prevention

    by Amanda Randell

    People do not realize how much identity theft can affect them. They do not see identity theft as something worth their time partly because of the very low chance that identity theft might happen to them. They live like the threat does not exist until eventually they fall prey to the identity thieves simply because they did not understand the threat and refused to use identity threat prevention methods. Identity prevention methods are not at all expensive. Identity theft prevention … (more) November 18, 2009

  • The Ways in Which Identity Thieves can get Information about You

    by Amanda Randell

    You need to protect your identity by using identity theft prevention methods. Your identity is now in constant danger. The number of identity theft victims is rising and the only way to protect yourself is by preventing it from happening to you. Remember that once an identity thief has access to your personal information, that person can access the things that you access with that information. There are many ways in which an identity thief can get the information that … (more) November 17, 2009