Learn to recognize ID Theft patterns The good news is – as thieves have gotten smarter, they still rely on the same basic patterns to trick people, when it comes to phishing scams. What are phishing scams? Compare phishing to the word fishing. ID thieves are literally fishing for information – specifically your social security […]
Every time an identity thief is caught, it is good news. Sometimes, the criminal web goes so deep that it takes a long time to catch thieves. It is rewarding to see law enforcement doing what it takes to catch each and every thief that is apprehended, and the states stepping up to the plate […]
There are many instances of identity theft that are beyond our control. But many cases of identity theft are still happening in old fashioned ways. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had his identity stolen because his wife’s purse was snatched from a chair at a restaurant. We all know to protect our purses and wallets, […]
A new Trojan has been discovered that is designed to listen to and record conversations via Skype. This could be the first wiretap Trojan discovered in the wild. It is called Trojan.Peskyspy. How Trojan.Peskyspy works: Peskyspy uses Windows API calls to grab sound coming from various audio devices plugged into a victim’s computer. It intercepts […]
I was going to say my biggest identity theft pet peeve is supposed experts giving either incomplete, or downright misleading advice. But I guess my biggest pet peeve is that ID theft happens in the first place. But I digress. Back to Identity theft experts. I can understand the BBB, AARP, US Postal Service and […]
When an identity theft uses your good name while they commit crimes, you become the criminal. You become the name on the arrest warrant. You become the person arrested. Watch Yancy Nesby’s personal story. What You Can Do Like Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft is difficult to straigten out, as you have seen […]
Each Identity theft incident produces it’s own unique story. Torrey Richardson had a driver’s license, but did not own a car. Watch his identity theft story unfold, after his driver’s license was stolen.
What is Driver’s License ID Theft? Your driver’s license serves as your national ID. It is the main proof you are who you say you are. Or is it? Your license can be stolen. Or, with the right information, an ID thief can apply for a duplicate license. Or a resourceful identity thief will just […]
When your good name is stolen, and used to commit crimes, you become the victim of criminal identity theft. It can turn into an absolute nightmare. Watch this video for a real life story of criminal identity theft and it’s personal ramifications.
From all the ads on TV, most people associate identity theft with credit cards, or financial issues. Statistics tell a different story. Even when we add all credit card and financial fraud together, it is less than 50% of the total identity theft picture. To date, there are now 6 distinct faces to Identity theft, […]