The most horrific mortgage fraud involving identity theft is the sale of your property without your knowledge. The consumer may get off easy but certainly not without damage.
Identity Theft Prevention
Personal, at-home shredding does not, nor will it ever, dramatically reduce the your chances of becoming a victim of Identity Theft. Buy a paper shredder if you want, and shred all your stuff, because it’s a good idea. Just don’t live under the false impression that you won’t become a victim of Identity theft just because you shred.
PC Security Shield, it’s anti-virus software system, features, special products and services, cost, and how to purchase and use PC Security Shield 2008. The internet is a powerful tool. . . . but with its use comes the danger of identity theft and an anti virus software program is absolutely essential for every internet user. . . Parental controls are important, and read in this review how PC Security Shield can give you the controls you are looking for to protect your identity and your children.
In his book, Permission Marketing, Seth Godin, former vice president of direct marketing at Yahoo, talks about how large companies exchange your information. I thought this quote would be relevant for readers of identity theft secrets. From Permission Marketing (1999) and the Identity Theft Blog at Identity Theft Secrets
If you feel that your ID or credit information is too readily available, not secure enough, and you don’t have a lot of trust in the people who hold your personal Identitification, definitely read about Trusted ID. We also have a Trusted ID Promotion Code available. You should have more control over when your Digital ID and other information about you is being viewed. You should know that you can trust those who it is viewed by, and because you don’t TrustedID (and this promo) may be the service for you.
Equifax 3-in-1 credit monitoring has some nice options, including the identity theft insurance policy as well as the ability to customize your alerts. Although it’s not really clear if 3-in-1 monitoring, through Equifax or anyone else, will really provide complete access to all three credit reports, or an actual protection against Identity Theft. But this monitoring does offer the convenience of having all your credit monitoring, disputes, and insurance products in one package.
Finding out about damages to your identity and credit is just the beginning. Which is what can make identity theft insurance sucky (for lack of a better word). After that begins the time consuming and often frustrating process of repairing the damage and correcting the mistakes. . . .
Many victims equate the emotional impact of identity theft with that of a violent crime – in some cases similar to a rape as the violation can be that personal. . . Hundreds of thousands of people are affected each year in the United States and millions worldwide. Millions of dollars are stolen from consumers and businesses. . .
BitDefender offers technical help via email and telephone 24/7. European program making inroads into the North American market, BitDefender: headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, ranked in top 100 private companies in Europe. Its antivirus and computer security programs are currently installed on more than 41 million computers in over 200 countries around the world. Built around a multiple award-winning antivirus engine that’s rated VB100% by Virus Bulletin.
I can not stress enough how important it is to monitor your credit. It is similar to receiving your savings and checking account statements each month – and you wouldn’t give those up would you?