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Jake Stroup

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By Jake Stroup

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    • Passwords Created: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      We use the internet for everything - online shopping, email, even managing our bank account - and we use passwords for everything. One key to protecting yourself form identity theft is to have good passwords. Here's some tips to help make killer passwords that will stop identity thieves in their tracks.
    • Identity Theft Resolution Services Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Identity theft resolution programs offer a good deal more help (and value) than basic credit monitoring.
    • 5 Things to Not Have in Your Wallet Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Although it's not possible to completely prevent identity theft, there are a a few simple things you can do to make yourself far less likely to become a victim.
    • What is Driver's License Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If an identity thief manages to get his or her hands on your driver's license, chances are good you'll be in for a very rough ride.
    • What is Child Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Identity thieves know if they can get a child's social security number they can use it for a very long time before it gets discovered.
    • IDWatchdog Created: Monday, August 09, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Product Review: IDWatchdog. Identity Theft.
    • Synthetic Identity Fraud Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Synthetic identity fraud occurs when an identity thief alters your personal information for the purpose of using it to gain access to information or money based on your credit history.
    • ITAC Sentinel Created: Thursday, August 05, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Product Review: ITAC Sentinel. Identity Theft.
    • How to Prevent Identity Theft Created: Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Identity theft is a common crime that affects everyone. Learn how to protect yourself from mortgage scams, mail fraud, credit fraud, and other identity crimes.
    • How Social Networking Puts Your Identity at Risk Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The phenomenon of social networks took the business world by surprise. But people are social by nature, so it's natural for them to want to participate in a social network. It's also natural for id...
    • FACTA Lesson: SouthWest Airlines Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      SouthWest Airlines will probably survive their FACTA-based lawsuit settlement, but that wouldn't be the case for someone running a small business model." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • 5 Things to Watch While Traveling for the Holidays Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Holiday time seems to be one of the busiest times of year - probably because we are traveling so much to see friends and family. Keep these 5 tips in mind when you are traveling to help protect you...
    • 5 Ways to Protect Your Identity at Home Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      By making privacy protection a habit, you'll find yourself having less information around that would make you a target for identity theft. These 5 ways to protect your identity at home are patterne...
    • Schools and Biometric Tracking Created: Monday, November 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Biometrics have been presented as the answer to identity theft, but the technology brings with it certain privacy issues that have many up-in-arms." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Identity Theft in 2011 Created: Thursday, December 02, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Looking forward to the next year, Proofpoint fingers mobile GPS location information and social media sites such as Facebook to be bigger concerns." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • The Federal Trade Commission Created: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you are an identity theft victim, you will end up talking with someone in the FTC. But they do more than collect information – they help consumers fight back against identity theft."
    • Who Has Your Information? Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Guest author Mac McMillan brings us some valuable insight into data security as it relates to medical identity theft, and highlights the idea of "Minimal Necessary" as a guideline for helping organ...
    • Identity Theft and Your Customers Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Having customers creates special problems, from customer service, loss prevention. If your business is working with some sort of product or service, then it's a good idea to take a look at the diff...
    • Your Biometric Identity Created: Monday, May 24, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some experts are calling "biometrics" the answer to identity theft. Since things like fingerprints and voice patterns are unique to each of us, it would seem to make sense. But there's more here th...
    • Credit Reports: How to Monitor Your Credit Report Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Your credit report is center of your financial world. It's also the main target for identity theft. Learn how to monitor your credit report and keep your identity safe from identity theft. "
    • Social Security Fraud and Identity Theft Created: Saturday, February 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If someone uses a stolen social security number to work in the US illegally, guess who gets the tax bill? Even though you've told the Social Security Administration about the problem. The largest g...
    • Identity Protection Created: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Many companies make bold claims that they will "protect your identity", or even "prevent identity theft". It's important to know how to evaluate identity theft protection programs to make an inform...
    • SCOTUS - "Warrantless Cell Phone Searches are Illegal" Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Police officers across the country will need to start getting search warrants before prying into your cell phone according to the US Supreme Court.
    • Identity Theft/Tax Fraud Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Mac McMillan wades into the identity theft/tax fraud issue after helping some high-profile clients deal with the issue.
    • What is Criminal Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you believe you don't have to worry about the police unless you commit a crime, you don't know about criminal identity theft yet... and you probably should.
    • What is Medical Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Medical identity theft is possibly the scariest type of identity theft, because of the possibility of getting someone else's information in your medical file.
    • What is Social Security Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Social security identity theft can be far more difficult to fix than if you just have a credit card stolen, by dragging the government into the equation.
    • What to Do if You're a Victim of Identity Theft Created: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Statistics the past few years say that the chances of being a victim of identity theft are rapidly on the rise. It’s just as important to know what to do when if happens to you as it is to kn...
    • What is Financial Identity Theft? Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Financial identity theft only represents about 1-in-5 cases of reported identity theft, but it's the first thing that comes to mind when we hear those words.
    • My Wallet/Purse Was Stolen! Now What? Created: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Many cases of identity theft start with a lost wallet or purse. Taking the right actions (and taking them quickly) can help protect you from that. Find out what you can do now.
    • Protect Yourself with Your Smartphone Created: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Now that the cell phone companies are marketing 3G and 4G capable “smartphones” like the Droid, Blackberry and iPhone, identity thieves are targeting these more heavily."
    • Prevent Identity Theft Created: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Knowing what information an identity thief is after can help you protect yourself from identity theft.

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