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

 

Posts from January, 2010

ProtectMyID.com Fraud Case Story #1

Jan 11

ProtectMyID.com Fraud Case Story #1 As a past ProtectMyID.com Fraud Resolution Agent, I used to assist fraud victims day in and day out.  I would hear horrifying stories of identity theft and how it caused so many pain while taking up their limited time and energy. With my training, I was able to alleviate a great deal of stress for […]

Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

Jan 08

Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know Facebook has become one of the fastest growing social networks, with 350 million active users and nearly a quarter million new people signing up on Facebook every day.  To identity thieves, Facebook is a treasure trove of information just waiting to be stolen. With all this personal information being exchanged online, fraudsters have targeted Facebook […]

Protecting your cards from identity theft

Jan 06

Protecting your cards from identity theft Here is an identity theft prevention practice I would like to share with you, rotating your credit cards.  This is nothing new, however it is a practice that is optional and only when you suspect you may be vulnerable to identity theft. Rotating credit/debit cards is a procedure I started practicing when I would travel […]

Protecting your Blackberry from identity theft

Jan 04

Protecting your Blackberry from identity theft The Blackberry is a device used by millions of people for texting, exchanging emails, storing contact information, and for surfing the Internet.  With this ever growing aggressiveness towards mobility, the Blackberry (or other Smart Phone) has become the keyword for present day communication. We’ve gotten so addicted to these handheld devices, it’s no wonder they’ve […]

Fighting Identity Theft in 2010

Jan 01

Fighting Identity Theft in 2010 Now that Christmas is officially over and we are into the New Year, it’s time to reassess goals and priorities for 2010. However, one of the most important assets people have, their identity, is often forgotten when making New Year’s plans and resolutions. Since I have personally been affected by the crime of identity theft […]