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Identity Theft Victim

10 Reasons Why You're More Susceptible to Identity Theft During the Holidays

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

During the holidays, most of us are out to get the best deal and we often choose to shop at a website that has what we're looking for at the cheapest price. Before shopping at an unfamiliar site, always check out the company first. Do they have trust seals to confirm they are legit?

5 People Identity Thieves Love

Bankrate | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money

Identity thieves are eager to make you one of the nearly 9 million people in the U.S. whose identities are stolen each year, as estimated by the Feder...

Pair Sentenced In $50 Million Banking Conspiracy

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

A federal judge on Monday sentenced two men to decades in prison for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that authorities say spanned s...

No, Obama Isn't Going To Pay Your Bills

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

If you get a call saying President Obama wants to help pay your utility bills, don't believe it. The Better Business Bureau recently warned that i...

Can You "Sort of" Be an Identity Theft Victim?

Credit.com | Posted 07.15.2012 | Money
Credit.com

What can you do if someone is not exactly using your information to commit identity theft, but has hijacked some of your personal information? Is there such a thing as "sort-of identity theft" -- or is that like being "half pregnant?"

4 Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

Women & Co | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
Women & Co

What do you own that's more valuable than money and more precious than jewels, but can't be locked up in a safe? Your identity. And thieves will do anything to take it.

Who's Responsible For All These Scams?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Christopher Elliott

The process of making sure you don't leave your data lying around carelessly starts when you spend the first dollar of your allowance and develops as you become a gainfully-employed, taxpaying citizen.

6 Easy Ways to Deter Identity Theft

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Identity theft has more far-reaching consequences than simply tarnishing our name; it can cause the financial system to turn on us by saddling us with debt that we did not incur! Here are six easy ways to deter identity theft.

Jury Hears Bizarre Details Of Morbid ID Theft Case

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 02.13.2014 | New York

Irina Malezhik was ending an assignment as a Russian-language translator at a law office in 2004 when she asked an innocent but fateful question: Coul...

Big Bank, Bigger Mistake, Biggest Woman

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Chase bank may have actually enabled robbery by sending my private information to different companies, who then posted my name, address and account number all over the internet.

Big Bank, Little Woman

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

My identity and savings have been stolen, and Chase will not right what has been wronged. Do we give a big bank a second chance as we would an adulterous partner? I will take my money elsewhere.

Ben Bernanke Victimized By Identity Theft Ring

newsweek.com | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

If ever there were living proof that identity theft can strike the mighty and powerful as well as hapless consumers, look no further than the nation's...

Identity Theft Rates Worse Than Ever In 2007

AP | Mark Jewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The loss or theft of personal data such as credit card and Social Security numbers soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn't expecte...