Monthly Archives: August 2012

Credit Monitoring vs Identity Monitoring

If you haven’t noticed by now, there is a lot of talk about monitoring your credit when it comes to identity theft protection. There are some companies, however, that don’t offer any sort of credit monitoring services and instead focus on identity monitoring. For many people, this leads to some questions, like:

Is credit monitoring less important than identity monitoring?
Do I need to have both to be fully protected from identity thieves?
Is there anything I can do myself to limit the

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What Exactly is Credit Card Fraud?

Stopping fraud is as easy as starting at StopFraud.gov.

Credit fraud targets people of all ages and walks of life. Victims are lured in with false promises of significant cash prizes, goods, services, or good works, in exchange for up-front fees, taxes or donations. Sometimes, however, it isn’t an extravagant method of obtaining your information that works for an identity thief committing credit fraud. Sometimes credit

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What Exactly is Credit Card Fraud?

Stopping fraud is as easy as starting at StopFraud.gov.

Credit fraud targets people of all ages and walks of life. Victims are lured in with false promises of significant cash prizes, goods, services, or good works, in exchange for up-front fees, taxes or donations. Sometimes, however, it isn’t an extravagant method of obtaining your information that works for an identity thief committing credit fraud. Sometimes credit

Click here to learn more about credit fraud!

Child Identity Theft Statistics Are Alarming

I’ve got 3 kids of my own. Two of them just experienced that dreaded first day of a new school year and one has just recently made an appearance in this world. If you’ve got kids of your own, then you understand the meaning behind my statement that they mean the world to me. I would do anything for them. Yet many of us, as parents, don’t even give a second thought to the idea that identity thieves might actually go after our children instead of us. After all, we’re the adults. We have the

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Identity Force

Identity Force is an industry leader in providing full-circle, proactive identity theft protection for individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Their solution to identity theft is simple, easy-to-use, and guaranteed to work.

Identity Force was launched in 2005 as a response to the dramatic increase in identity theft crimes in the United States. They are a division of Bearak Reports, Inc., who are themselves industry leaders in background screening and asset search services since 1992. Identity Force is effective because they draw on the extensive expertise found in the 20 years of information verification services in order to provide a complete and proven approach to

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ID Theft Prevention Tool: Crosscut Shredders

When it comes to your identity, you can never really play it too safe. That principle applies in many aspects of identity theft protection, but most especially when it comes to your disposal of personally identifying documents, expired credit cards, and even backup CDs or DVDs that contain personal information. These items contain the keys identity thieves need to unlock your identity and use it to commit fraud.

The first and most obvious thing you can do is to simply file these items away in a locked and safe place in your home. A good rule of thumb is to keep seven years of your records anyway for tax purposes, so you should be keeping quite a bit of these items already. But let’s say

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