Tax preparer arrested for identity theft

Mar 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

Tax season can be tenuous for individuals and is not a time to put one's sensitive financial records in the hands of an untrustworthy person. That notion was reinforced in Hueytown, Alabama, where authorities arrested Arnold L. Benedict and


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Know your rights when debt collectors call

Feb 28, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Often, a call from a debt collector fills people with dread, causing them to think about the money they owe and trying to figure out ways in which they can pay it. But sometimes, people will be accidentally called because of a mistaken identity.There


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Man successfully sues debt collector

Feb 27, 2011 Kyle Duncan

In recent years, some debt collectors have gone to great lengths to go after those who owe money. Yet, some have used tactics that violate federal collection laws.In Texas, a person who was repeatedly harassed by a debt collection agency successfully


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What to do if your tenant has no history

Feb 25, 2011 Matt Roesly

What to do if your tenant has no history

Criminal background checks, consumer credit reports and interviews with previous landlords are all useful tools when it comes to determining whether a prospective tenant will pay the rent on time and respect the property.Unfortunately, some


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Disney left employees open to ID theft

Feb 25, 2011 Brian Bradley

Disney left employees open to ID theft

Workers for the Walt Disney Company in California recently filed suit against their employer, alleging that company-issued badges left them open to identity theft, KTTV reports.By including Social Security numbers in the employee badge barcodes,


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