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Holidays are the prime time for ID thieves

clock November 21, 2013 08:15 by author Dave King
With the holiday season in full swing, consumers are breaking out their credit cards to do some much-needed shopping for family and friends. However, while it 'tis the season to give, some criminals see it as a prime time to take.According to a recent survey from IDentity Theft 911, shoppers' distraction and stress during the holiday shopping seaso... [More]

Obamacare ID verification issues spread

clock November 20, 2013 07:00 by author Dave King
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has been one of the more controversial pieces of legislation to make it through Washington in recent years for a variety of reasons. However, many consumer protection advocates and business leaders are beginning to become increasingly concerned about identity theft because... [More]

Short term lenders, consumers need to work together to prevent ID theft

clock November 16, 2013 13:15 by author Dave King
Consumers put themselves at risk of identity theft every day. For example, whenever something is purchased online, credit card information could be stolen by a hacker and used to steal a person's identity. To prevent this type of crime, short term lenders and other financial institutions need to work together with consumers. Banks and lenders need ... [More]

Identity theft becoming a near certainty

clock November 15, 2013 13:15 by author Dave King
Identity theft is becoming much more common, as criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In fact, financial experts said that this crime is becoming so common that even the people who investigate cases and help consumers repair credit scores are being victimized, according to The Oklahoman. "We are all at risk," Christy Cash, director of ... [More]

Ransomware becoming more prominent ID theft threat

clock November 15, 2013 09:30 by author Dave King
The Internet has become a virtual playground for criminals looking to commit identity theft. From online banking to ecommerce to simple email messages, the opportunities for these nefarious individuals to steal the personal and private information of companies and consumers is growing quickly.One of the primary tactics hackers use to access this da... [More]