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Identity Theft Facts: 10 million victims in U.S. • Victims spend an average of $1,500 and 175 hours to recover • Total cost – $50 billion
According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, it takes 12 months, on average, for a victim of identity theft to notice the crime.
Learn how to stop identity theft and start repairing the damage. It will take time and effort to fix, but you should start today.
Identity Theft Blog
Recent blog posts on identity theft, scams, privacy, and technology.
Keep Identity Thieves at Bay during the 2008 Tax Season
Thanks to our friends at Kroll Fraud Solutions, we have some excellent 2008 tax season tips for avoiding identity theft: The U.S. economy ma…
Top 10 Scams of 2007
The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois has released its top 10 scam list for 2007. Even though this is a regional list,…
Top 10 Identity Theft Tips for 2008
Every one loves a “Top 10” this time of year, so here is a great one from our friends at Kroll Fraud Solutions. It was put together …
eBay Scammer Blown Up by Judge Judy
This has bounced around the internet the past few months, but I just had to share it. In this clip, an eBay scammer appears on Judge Judy an…
Identity Theft Research
OCT 2007 – Consumer Fraud Survey
[Federal Trade Commission | PDF | 5 MB]
JAN 2006 –
Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data [Federal Trade Commission | PDF | 1.3 MB]
- JAN 2006 – Identity Fraud Survey Report [Javelin Strategy & Research]
- SEP 2003 – Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Survey Report [Synovate | PDF | 5.3 MB]
What should you do when you get a scam email or end up on a scam website? We’re going to teach you who to report the scam to, or how you can track down the scammers yourself and work to help shut down their scam-collecting ways, at least temporarily.
If you think you might be a victim, or just want to tighten up the security of your credit, you can tell the major credit bureaus to place a “fraud alert” on your credit file. This will put in a request that future creditors contact you to confirm any new credit by phone.
Every credit offer you get in the mail is a possible invitation for identity theft. You don’t need that junk! We’ll show you how to make it stop, for just the price of a few stamps and a few minutes of your time.
Ever receive an email asking you to confirm your password or account number? How about an email from Nigeria asking you to help them transport millions of dollars? Just about guaranteed that it’s a scam. Thieves prefer to just ask for the information they want. Don’t fall for their tricks.
Identity theft is finally receiving some attention from law makers at the state and federal level. These laws are designed to protect you from thieves and scam artists. Find out what’s been passed and what’s on the horizon.