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Identity Theft Secrets



Tips, Reviews, & Sources to aid Consumers in Protecting and Preventing their Credit and Personal Information from Identity Theft and Fraud.



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4 Yr Old & Kids Get $4 Million in Tax Credits to Buy Homes

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:38:17 PDT

From the "can't believe its true" file: No one under the age of 18 can legally purchase a home. However, a four year old baby as well as hundreds of other minors managed to provide tax payer...

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$2.1 million Identity Theft Ring Hits Fed Chairman Bernanke

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:08:43 PDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's wife was among the victims of an identity theft ring responsible for over $2 million in fraud perpetrated by an "inside" accomplice working for two D.C. area...

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Identity Theft Criminals Get 3 More Months Delay In Red Flags

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 14:32:46 PDT

In a law originally slated to take effect 11/1/2008, the F.T.C. has again delayed the beginning of enforcement for a third time. The latest delay gives identity theft criminals an additional 90 days...

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$24K Cosmetic Surgery Powered by Identity Theft

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:44:47 PDT

From the "when will they ever learn file", as a follow up to our related 2006 post - a California woman used a novel funding strategy for her plastic surgery desires. It seems, the Berkley identity...

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$1.4 million Identity Theft Fraud Ring Recruited Bank Employees

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 20:32:42 PDT

In a sign of the financial services industry turmoil has created fertile ground for identity theft by insiders, a major identity theft fraud ring was recently uncovered that stole over $1.4 million...

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Verizon Claims 9 of 10 Corporate Security Breaches Avoidable

Mon, 18 May 2009 13:32:23 PDT

In one of the more exhaustive studies we've seen lately, Verizon Business Security concluded "nearly nine out of 10 breaches were considered avoidable if security basics had been...

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Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:12:11 PDT

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ID Theft Via Text Messaging

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:30:55 PDT

Ever resourceful in continuing to extend the reach of their criminal activities, the newest threat now comes from text messaging by identity thieves. This alert to our subscribers is part...

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Id Theft Rising Out of Control

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:16:30 PST

Identity theft rose nearly 50% during the period of 2007 - 2008 and continues to be one of the fastest growing forms of crime in America. With the recent melt down and ensuing turmoil within the...

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5 Million CheckFree Consumers Warned Against Identity Theft Exposure

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:12:03 PST

With the new year's first major security breach, CheckFree issued a consumer disclosure recently warning more consumers were negatively impacted than originally thought. Computer hackers operating...

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35 Million Data Records Exposed in 2008 to Identity Theft

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:52:34 PST

Last year over 35,000,000 personal data records were exposed via 656 separate security breaches representing a 47% increase from 2007. According to a recently released study by the ITRC, the...

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Florida Security Breach Exposes 250,000 Consumer's Social Security Numbers

Sat, 06 Dec 2008 17:56:56 PST

When a test server was made accessible to the internet for over two weeks, Google's indexing service inadvertently made available online the highly sensitive personal data a quarter of a million...

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Missing Baylor Laptop Exposes Patients to Identity Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:47:33 PST

In Texas, a recently reported laptop theft has resulted in the issuance of a consumer warning notifying an additional 100,000 patients who had limited information stored on the computer. According...

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Identity Theft from Inmates Running The Prison

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 07:26:28 PST

Are the inmates running the prison when access to computers by convicted criminals leads to the identity theft of innocent people? As a follow up to our popular series on identity theft...

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Woman Steals Daughter's Identity To Become High School Cheerleader

Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:43:32 PDT

Over the years, we've shared with you a number of bizarre examples of identity theft. This latest case just in from the I can't believe it really happened file adds a whole new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Feds Indict 11 in Biggest Ever Identity Theft Case

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 03:37:57 PDT

As a follow up to our original 2007 story on the Identity "Theft to the Maxx" large scale data breach effecting 40 million consumers, a federal court this past week charged a fraud gang responsible... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



BoNY 4.5 Million Consumer's Data Loss

Sat, 31 May 2008 12:40:51 PDT

This just in from the "when will they ever learn" file. The Bank of New York (BNY Mellon) waited 8 weeks after the Connecticut legal requirement to inform the public of this very serious data loss... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Identity Theft Hits Lifelock CEO From His Own Ads

Mon, 26 May 2008 20:29:31 PDT

In response to dares posed by the CEO of Lifelock, an Arizona firm which has run ads featuring his Social Security Number (SSN), an instance of identity theft fraud was successfully perpetrated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



LendingTree Sues over Data Breach

Tue, 06 May 2008 22:11:34 PDT

Two former Vice Presidents of LendingTree are alleged to have stolen customer passwords which subsequently allowed up to 5 home loan lenders to gain unauthorized access to sensitive consumer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Identity Theft Justice Extremes

Sun, 13 Apr 2008 15:51:04 PDT

In a bizarre twist to two cases of identity theft, one perpetrator faces a life sentence while another has their previous conviction over turned by the courts. Maryland's highest court... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Identity Theft Ranking of Corporate America

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:48:03 PDT

Consumers really have no reliable way to determine the relative safety of their business and banking relationships against identity theft. With the lack of widely available public information... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Credit Bureau Alleges Lifelock Identity Theft Service is Fraud

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 23:35:37 PST

Credit-reporting agency Experian has filed a lawsuit against identity theft services company Lifelock, charging it with "misleading advertising and fraud." Additionally, Lifelock, allegedly placed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Identity Thief Top 10 List Suspect Caught

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:05:50 PST

In Phoenix, AZ, a 24 year old woman was apprehended for multiple counts of identity theft across three different cities. It seems, this woman committed her first act of identity theft when she... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Identity Theft Greatest 2008 Threat From P2P File Sharing

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 12:09:09 PST

While 2007 saw a record number of consumers negatively impacted, 2008 promises to continue with an abnormally high amount of data breaches as identity thieves continue to adjust their tactics to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]



Stolen Laptop Identity Theft Leads to Free Debix Protection

Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:29:26 PST

In Nashville, the local government is providing no cost identity theft protection to 337,000 registered voters as a result of a December 24th theft of two laptops from the Davidson County Election... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://idtheftsecrets.blogspot.com/ for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]