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Lessons and stories from the front lines of fighting identity theft.

 

Posts from October, 2009

Medicare Cards: Making them Safe

Oct 07

With all the talk about identity theft today, I’m amazed that people still carry their Medicare cards around with Social Security numbers printed right on them. This really worries me. Especially, when I hear so many horror stories about just how low thieves will sink to take advantage of people – especially the elderly. In […]

House in foreclosure and not even know it

Oct 05

Imagine coming home, opening your mail and discovering you had a house in foreclosure that you never even bought. This recently happened to one consumer and, in fact, it happens all the time. In this case, ProtectMyID.com was able to help a ProtectMyID member dispute a crime by contacting the mortgage company and filing for […]

The “Big Apple” Taking a Bite out of Identity Theft

Oct 02

This week, the mayor of New York announced the implementation of programs to raise New Yorkers’ awareness of identity theft and what they can do to reduce their risk of becoming victims.  We read and hear about it every day. Identity theft is an epidemic which affected 12,000 New Yorkers last year alone and Mayor […]