The good news for consumers that want the convenience of shopping on-line without the risks of identity theft is that there are several services and products available to protect on-line transactions.
Shop Shield, one of the newer services available for on-line shopping protection, offers a new and comprehensive product that allows you to shop on-line without ever sharing real financial or personal data on-line. Would be hackers or insiders up to no good, can’t steal your information because it’s not there to steal. How does this work?
In his second term as President, Bush has been criticized on major issues from the economy to the War in Iraq. While the focus has been on the “war against terrorism,” many Americans have fallen victim to the fastest growing crime in America, identity theft.
Since great strides were made during 2000-2006 on protecting, preventing and penalizing identity theft, but since then very little has been done on the federal level,. So what steps can be taken to keep up with this growing crime and ever changing technology that makes it easier to occur?
The public has become more and more aware of using safe practices to protect themselves from identity theft. People are opting out of credit cards offers, shredding mail, carefully screening e-mails and using anti-spyware and keylogger programs. These practices help people avoid having their personal information stolen from their mail box or on-line, but what happens if your laptop itself is stolen? What happens then? And what if it is from a business, organization or government agency? How do we protect the information on our laptops?
Intelius is a company providing more than people search and people finder services. However, that is what people most know Intelius for.
In this review and interview with Ed Petersen, Executive Vice President for Intelius, we spoke about Intelius collecting cellphone numbers, their people search and enterprise-level services, and challenges people have had with Intelius accounts.
The state of Texas has recently passed new legislation to help victims of identity theft overcome at least one of the hurdles that were previously blocking them from making it to the finish line of healing from this horrific ordeal. On March 1, 2008 the Closed Account Notification System, or CANS, was adopted by the Texas Department of Banking. What is CANS and how can it help Texas consumers? Will other states follow?
If you’ve been reading Identity Theft Secrets lately, you’ll remember the story of Christie Scalzo.
The woman who was falsely imprisoned and went through some real challenges because of someone stealing her Identity.
Christie’s friend found our post on IdentityTheftSecrets.com, and forwarded it to her, which eventually led to this interview with Christie Scalzo about her experience.