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Smartphone Identity Theft, and How to Avoid It

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Your smartphone might not be as safe as you think…

Identity theft has increased by 13% since 2010; and with dozens of apps requesting personal information, and the ever-present danger of lost or stolen phones, many experts tie this increase to the greater penetration of smartphones. Most people are careful to protect email passwords and secured wireless networks, and try to watch what they click online—but for whatever reason, the culture of caution hasn’t translated to smartphones, and 7% of smartphone users were the victims of some form of identity theft in 2011. Here are a few of the most serious ways your phone might be hemorrhaging your personal data—and what you can do about it. Continue reading Smartphone Identity Theft, and How to Avoid It

House Call by Trend Micro: Is (Free) HouseCall from Trend Micro Worth It?

IdentityTheftSecrets,

I know you do a lot of reviews and have seen you reviewing a bunch of stuff from Trend Micro and I wanna know if Housecall is worth it?

Paul
Knoxville, TN

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your question.  With all the scanners and services and claims of things being free, we can understand how you might be skeptical about House Call.

But yes, Housecall is a completely free scanning software from Trend Micro.  Free is almost always worth it. Continue reading House Call by Trend Micro: Is (Free) HouseCall from Trend Micro Worth It?

Lost Numbers? Prank Calls? Scams? Try Cell Phone Registry

CellPhoneRegistry.org: CellPhoneRegistry.org: Reverse Cell Phone Searches: Welcome to the National Registry of Cellular Numbers (NRCN), the leading provider of online phone searches. Our powerful tool searches multiple databases of Landline, Mobile and Unlisted Phone Numbers to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate data.
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Cell Phone Registry.com is a service that assists consumers with locating a cell phone or landline number, tracing calls, and to protect themselves from phone call scams. Read more about what cell phone registry can do to help you.
There are so many reasons why consumers may want to look up a cell phone number. Let’s start with a simple but common reason like when you find a cell phone number you or someone else has written down and you can’t for the life of you remember whom the number belongs to. Calling the number to see who answers is risky.
But there are many more serious reasons to know who is calling you. From prank calls, to stalkers to scammers, there are times when you need to know who is calling you. As identity theft continues to claim the title of the fastest growing crime, consumers need tools to protect themselves.

Continue reading Lost Numbers? Prank Calls? Scams? Try Cell Phone Registry