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Word Association: Financial Expert-Suze Orman, Identity Theft: Trusted ID

And the winner IS ……. Financial Expert Suze Orman and Identity Theft Protection Service team up to knock out identity theft. Find out more about their identity theft kit, how it works and how it can protect you.

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ID Watchdog Promotion and Interview Transcription: ID Watchdog Discounts

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ID Watchdog is a company we interviewed a few months ago, but for whatever reason, never got the transcript of the interview up online.
So, here is the transcript (and an audio replay) of the interview we did with IDWatchdog.

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(A Transcription of this Interview with IDWatchdog will be available shortly.)
Click below to listen to the Identity Theft Secrets Interview with ID Watchdog

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ID Watchdog Review: A Ratings and Interview Review of IDWatchdog

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(A Transcription of this Interview with IDWatchdog will be available shortly.)
In this interview with Erik Hansen, VP of Marketing for IDWatchdog, a Colorado based company which markets itself as a watchdog for your identity, we discuss many topics, including:
The current state of Identity Theft
Problems customers have had with IDWatchdog (concerns about ID Watchdog charging customers’ cards when they didn’t know they were being charged)
What makes IDWatchdog’s services different
Background and database monitoring
and much more.
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Interview With An Identity Theft Victim: Christie Scalzo

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.

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A Watch Dog to Protect Your Identity: ID Watchdog

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ID Watchdog provides identity theft protection, prevention and resolution services, not only in the event of credit card fraud, but even in cases of other types of fraud, mis-use of your identity to obtain employment or medical treatment and a great deal more.

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Trusted ID Interview and Promotional Code Coupon

I recently conducted an interview with Scott Mitic, CEO and co-founder of TrustedID, a company promoting a new kind of service in proactive identity protection.
You can listen to the audio below. I had some real challenges with the audio code on this interview, so if it’s hard to understand, I’ve posted the transcript below as well.
Identity Theft Secrets: This is Jonathan Kraft with Identity Theft Secrets and I am here today interviewing Scott Mitic, who is the CEO and co-founder of TrustedID. How are you doing today Scott?
TrustedID: I’m great thanks Jonathan, how are you?
Identity Theft Secrets: I’m doing great! Thank you very much for taking a few minutes with us today. Well, let’s just get started right into this. Can you review for me, the background behind TrustedID? What started it, who started it and why was TrustedID started?
TrustedID: Well I started the company about three years ago with a co-founder and it jettisoned into a business in finding ways for consumers to be able to proactively prevent Identity Theft. I had a wife who was victimized twice in the course of about three years and while looking at the experience she had, I realized there was really no effective solution available to anyone in the U.S. to help stop identity theft before it starts. And that’s what started TrustedID.
Identity Theft Secrets: And I know you’ve got a partner in the business as well.
TrustedID: I do; I co-founded the company with Omar Ahmad, who’s also on our board now.
Identity Theft Secrets: Talk a little bit more about, you said your wife actually was a victim twice, can you explain kind of what happened with her identity theft and how that took place?
TrustedID: Well, the first time was someone in the state of Florida who assumed her identity; committed crimes in her name and also got credit in her name. Someone printed checks using my wife’s name and her account number and passed bad checks. So as is the case very often with identity theft, the financial loss that we incurred, that she incurred, not nearly as significant as the time loss that was incurred. Everything from standing at the police station waiting for an officer to show up to take your report down to trying to track down what credit was opened in her name and then finding a way to convince the lender, or creditor, that that was actually not her debt, but that of a felon that she had never met.
Identity Theft Secrets: Which I imagine that process is very difficult. I know from having talked with a bunch of people; they’ve had some real challenges trying to prove that they’re not themselves.
TrustedID: Exactly. And I think that’s only going to intensify over the course of the coming months or years; as the credit crunch comes upon us, there are more and more people looking for perhaps easy ways to get out of their debt. You can understand a lender being somewhat skeptical when a customer calls and says, “you know what? That’s really not me;” when you’ve got that card. So it’s a natural reaction of that same lender to think twice and to require a little extra proof before they accept it’s the work of an identity thief.
Identity Theft Secrets: And you said before that you didn’t really see anything after looking for ways to help your wife. You didn’t really see anything in the market that was there to proactively prevent identity theft and I think that’s part of the reason you started TrustedID. What does proactive identity theft prevention mean and how do you do that?

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SpoofCard Becomes “Untraceable”: SpoofCard and “Caller ID Spoofing” explained

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The Good, Bad and Ugly about Spoofcard, a software system that makes not only caller id obsolete, but also makes all your phone calls suspect to pranks and identity theft. Untraceable, a movie starring Diane Lane, shows exactly how far this system may go in adding the commission of crimes and protecting criminals from prosecution from identity theft — and in the movie’s case, from murder. It may not be all bad, read more to see why and make your own judgment call.

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Do You Have “TrustedID” Service? TrustedID Review And Promo Code

TrustedID is a credit monitoring service that does online and TV/Radio promotions around their guarantee to provide one million dollars of identity theft insurance, the ability to limit who sees your credit report, review who has seen your credit report (i.e. is it being reviewed by people you trust), and it also gives you free search engine searches, to determine if your social security number has been compromised. If you would like to have these protections, you may want to take a look at TrustedID, which markets themselves as a different kind of consumer credit protection service.
TrustedID is one of many credit monitoring, identity theft protection companies available to consumers that is available independently and not through one of the three major credit reporting agencies of TransUnion, Experian, or Equifax. It is located in Redwood City, CA and you may visit their website or call 1.888.548.7878 for additional information regarding their company.
TrustedID’s credit monitoring service has been featured in such publications as Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. Its services have also been featured online at CNNMoney.com and CNBC. It is recognized by the Identity Theft Resource Center.

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Identity Theft Is Okay When used for a job? New York Times Article

The New York Times ran a large article spread today covering something we have been talking about for a long time: Identity theft isn’t just about financial gain.
Oh really? You mean that those cute Citibank ads aren’t really explaining the whole problem of Identity Theft to me?

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