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Do Identity Theft Protection Services Work?

Do Identity Theft Protection Services Work?

| March 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

According to a recent FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Report, identity theft was the top complaint from consumers in the year 2014. Many of the other studies and reports also show: A significant increase in data breaches in the year 2014 when compared to the year 2013. Financial services and the retail sector have seen 12% […]

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The Most Common Ways Consumers Become Victims of Identity Theft

The Most Common Ways Consumers Become Victims of Identity Theft

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Identity theft is quickly becoming a vice that is affecting many people worldwide. Each year, millions of consumers lose billions of dollars from identity theft cases. Unless consumers know how to better guard themselves against this vice, identity theft crimes will continue to increase. Let’s look at some of the ways consumers fall victim to […]

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Identity fraud – the fastest growing ‘business’ in the UK

Identity fraud – the fastest growing ‘business’ in the UK

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the findings detailed in a report of a study on criminal acts of impersonation by the National Fraud Authority reported on the ‘check my file’ website in July 2014, there has been a 36% increase in all such crimes over a one year period. Corporate fraud fared little better, and although the annual […]

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What to Do When You’re a Victim of Identity Theft: Your First 6 Steps

What to Do When You’re a Victim of Identity Theft: Your First 6 Steps

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Image Credit: Don Hankins In today’s world, identity theft is a real, serious threat. According to Drayden Insurance Ltd., “Identity theft refers to all types of crime in which someone uses your credit card, driver’s license, social insurance number or other personal identification numbers to commit fraud or other criminal activity.” Your identity could be […]

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How to Stop Cold Callers

How to Stop Cold Callers

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many companies make a living these days by obtaining your phone number and calling you, perhaps more than once, to see if they can convince you to buy their products or services. These can range from new double glazing to claiming against your PPI insurance or selling you a new loan. Whatever their motives, the […]

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Credit Card Fraud: 4 Ways to Protect your Business

Credit Card Fraud: 4 Ways to Protect your Business

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are several difficult aspects to running a company, and unfortunately, many business owners quickly find out that credit card fraud is one of these potential difficulties. Credit card fraud occurs when an individual uses another person’s debit or credit card without obtaining their permission or uses a card that isn’t valid or that has […]

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How to Avoid Online Scams

How to Avoid Online Scams

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

These days, protecting your personal information and avoiding online scams is an important part of financial prudence. While most internet users are savvy enough to realize that an email coming from a supposed Nigerian prince is probably too good to be true, today’s online scams are getting increasingly more devious — and even experienced users […]

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Pyramid Schemes – 100% True Investment Fraud

Pyramid Schemes – 100% True Investment Fraud

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the economy finally on its way up, investors have been concerned with where to put their money. New investors since 2008 have been hesitant about investment fraud after the surge of get-rich-quick schemes that popped up, and they should be. There are dozens of investment schemes out there, and all investors should be aware […]

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Buyers Beware – Hints and Tips for Consumers

Buyers Beware – Hints and Tips for Consumers

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the economy in the state that it is right now it is crucial that everyone looks after their pennies as much as possible in order to simply be able to survive. One of the most crucial areas in which you can both save or cost yourself money is when buying goods or services; simply […]

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