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Identity theft or ID theft has become such a serious problem today. Identity theft occurs when somebody steals your name and other financial and personal information for fraudulent purposes.

Identity Theft Basics
Certainly, if you have spent any time watching television, surfing the Internet or reading newspapers or magazines, you realize that identity theft or ID theft has become such a serious problem today.  
What is identity theft? How serious is identity theft?
Why iit's so epidemic How identity theft happens
How Identity Thef Happens
You may be wondering what techniques an identity thief might employ in the process of identity theft    
How ID thieves steal information
Credit card scams
Common scams
Phone fraud
Identity Theft In Information Age
In the information age, with everyone and everything so interconnected, a person like you is vulnerable to ID theft at nearly every turn.  
Prevalent data warehouses containing your personal information
Corporate data breaches
Everybody is vulnerable
Phishing is the act or practice actually of tricking someone into providing confidential information or to trick someone into doing something that they would not have otherwise done.  
What is phishing?  
How to detect phishing spam
Phishing scam examples
How To Prevent Identity Theft

What's Your Credit Score?
There are some steps that you can take when it comes to lowering your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or ID theft.  
Check credit reports
Shred important documents
Guard personal information  

When You're An ID Theft Victim
Report to law enforcement Complete an id theft affidavit  
Contact credit card company Your liability


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Latest News

September 14, 2015
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Provides Free Credit Monitoring

A report from TWC News: ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is taking steps to remedy the latest cyber attacks by providing free credit monitoring as part of the ID theft protection. Identity theft can be a nightmare to fix and repair on your credit report. Excellus said it knows the issue can be frustrating and is [...]

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September 8, 2015
ID theft running rampant

A report from Portsmouth Daily Times: By Frank Lewis [email protected] Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office’s Identity Theft Unit received nearly 3,500 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $ 1 million in fraudulent debt during the unit’s first three years of existence, according to complaint information. “Identity theft continues to be [...]

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August 29, 2015
Keep it real: Minors at risk of identity theft when obtaining fake IDs online

A report from WatertownDailyTimes.com: ‘); //–> While never smiled upon by law enforcement authorities, young people have long looked upon obtaining fake identification as a rite of passage. Having a phony driver’s license meant a minor could buy alcohol for himself and his friends. And for those entering college who weren’t yet old enough to [...]

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August 21, 2015
Experts Warn Children Could Be Vulnerable for ID Theft

A report from NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn you need to think about more than supplies, clothes and bus schedules. You also need to think about identity theft. (Published Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015) As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn [...]

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August 19, 2015
Kenneth Petersen, Financial Planning: Beware of identity theft

A report from Monterey County Herald: Q I hear stories about how my financial life can be ruined if someone gains access to my personal identifying information. What can I do? A Identity theft is becoming a huge problem. Just this week the IRS released an updated estimate stating hacker thieves stole the personal tax [...]

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