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Children are easy targets for identity thieves. Here’s how to protect your kids’ information
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: September 17, 2013, 2:24 pm
Despite the risk of identity theft and fraud, DirecTV asks for the Social Security numbers of people who aren't even signing up for service but are merely checking out costs.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 27, 2013, 11:57 am
Community groups will take to the phones, streets, and hospitals to sign people up for Obamacare. But in its rush to get this taxpayer-funded marketing scheme off the ground, the Administration left consumer privacy behind. Federal regulations governing the program don’t require these groups to do background checks to weed out criminals and would-be identity thieves. Nor do they need to be licensed, bonded, or insured– though they may choose themselves to take these steps or perform background checks
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 26, 2013, 12:50 pm
Federal prosecutors have indicted a Citibank employee on bank fraud, embezzlement an identity theft. Terri Jo Huber allegedly would access customer's accounts, take their card numbers, and pay personal bills. To hide the transactions, Huber would modify the customer's addresses and other notification information in Citibank's computer records.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 23, 2013, 1:45 pm
Identity thieves Flores and Green had stolen the identities of such high-profile celebrities as Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner. On top of all this, the Secret Service reportedly discovered a flash drive in the home of the mother and son, containing bank information, Social Security numbers, credit reports and personal phone numbers belonging to additional famous folks, including Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Bill Gates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 22, 2013, 4:04 pm
A number of insurance companies are hoping to cash in on consumer fears of identity theft. To help ease consumers' anxiety about identity fraud, some insurance companies are offering identity theft insurance. However, it's a frequently misunderstood product.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 16, 2013, 12:43 pm
"Child identify theft is often a crime that is not realized until years later after damage has already been done to a stolen identity," Governor Cuomo said. "New Yorkers need to be aware of this growing trend. I encourage parents and guardians to be proactive in their efforts to protect their children's identities and personal information."
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 15, 2013, 1:13 pm
It only takes one insecure account or login to compromise your data, no matter how secure the rest of it is. With 12.6 million identity thefts in 2012 alone, this is hardly an academic enterprise. We spoke to data experts about what threats are out there and how you can avoid becoming another statistic.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:21 pm
The most likely serious security breach of Obamacare exchanges would be identity theft, in which a hacker steals the social security numbers and other information people provide when signing up for insurance.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 9, 2013, 12:16 pm
Medical identity theft is exploding. Last year there were 1.85 million victims in the U.S., up 25% from the year before.
Author: ID Cuffs Theft Prevention Team
Posted: August 8, 2013, 12:30 pm

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