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How Identity Thieves Get Your Information

July 25, 2011

By Jacelyn Thomas We all know identity theft is a serious problem that is not going away anytime soon. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that as many as nine million Americans experience identity theft each year. At this point, most people are aware of the dangers of identity theft; however, many people do not […]

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Beef Up Mozilla Firefox5 Privacy and Security with Add-ons

July 25, 2011

By Jacelyn Thomas Despite the fact that Mozilla Firefox just recently released an updated version of its open source web browser in late March, the leading internet company has quickly released an even newer version of its successful web browser, Firefox5. The new, updated version promises to be faster and include more than 1,000 improvements–one […]

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How to Recover from Identity Theft

July 15, 2011

By Jacelyn Thomas Identity theft is a scary reality that an estimated 9 million Americans go through each year. The key to recovering from such a traumatic experience is early detection and quick response. If you or someone you know might be a victim of identity theft, follow these four steps that were drafted by […]

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A Brief History of Identity Theft

July 12, 2011

Identity theft as we know it is a relatively knew incarnation of an ancient crime. As long as humans have operated in a modern society, they have at one point or another conspired to commit identity fraud. Although the first official mention of the phrase ‘identity theft’ didn’t occur in print until 1964, the idea […]

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5 Steps for Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft

July 2, 2011

By Jacelyn Thomas Children make good targets for identity thieves merely because they’re vulnerable. Children don’t have credit and won’t be checking their credit reports until they’re adults, giving thieves more time to accumulate debt using the stolen IDs. A recent study from ID ANALYTICS discovered that more than 140,000 children are victims of identity […]

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