The year 2010 is just around the corner and will soon be knocking on our doors. Also in 2010, some U.S. residents can expect U.S. Census workers to be knocking on their doors as well. What are your rights and what are some common identity thefts scams that you may encounter as the census takes place?
Last year over 8 million people in the United States had their identities stolen. Just how many were pitchers for the Florida Marlins? Better yet, how many had a “hands on” role in catching their identity thief? This has been an interesting week in identity theft news.
Have you seen “Personal Antivirus” software on your computer? This is definitely not an antivirus program you want to use. What is it and where does it come from? It’s actually a rogue software that uses fear to scam you and then continues to cause you problems for a long time to come. Find out about this antivirus program that does nothing to protect your computer and a whole lot to harm it.
Email urban myth or truth in fiction? Cash back debit cards scams and stores. Is it possible to have cash back charged to your debit card, but the money goes into the cashiers pocket? Absolutely, find out how a Target cashier was caught scamming, how my friend found out about her cash back purchase and what you can do to protect yourself.