Identity Theft
Fight Consumer Fraud And ID Theft

Stepping Up To Fight Consumer Fraud And ID Theft

Posted: June 4, 2014 at 11:42 am   /   Identity Theft

Have you signed up for transaction alerts from your bank or credit card company? Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan thinks it’s the best way to protect yourself from identity fraud: Mountains of personal information have been stolen from some of the world’s largest corporations this year. That’s one of the reasons behind Illinois Attorney General […]

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eBay Warns Customers to Change Passwords After Database Hacked

eBay Warns Customers to Change Passwords After Database Hacked

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm   /   Consumer News, Identity Theft

A warning to eBayers – NBC News reports that your personal information may have been compromised by hackers… Personal information for all of eBay’s 145 million active buyers could have been accessed in a hack two months ago, a company spokeswoman said, as the online marketplace advised all users to change their passwords Wednesday. The […]

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Identity Theft + Protection

Identity Theft + Protection

Posted: February 11, 2014 at 11:05 am   /   Identity Theft

Check out this story penned by Frank W. Abagnale (of the book, movie and Broadway musical “Catch Me If You Can”) who today is one of the world’s foremost authorities on identity theft and securing documents. By now you’ve heard about the recent spate of data breaches that took place over the holiday season with […]

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internet scam via craigslist and Google

Google Car Sale Scam

Posted: January 2, 2014 at 11:22 am   /   Identity Theft, Internet & Email Scams

A new identity theft warning from AllClearID.com today. Exercise caution when you consider buying a vehicle on Craigslist. There’s a new scam when you go to pay… Awhile back we warned of a scam targeting vehicle shoppers on Edmunds. Now those of you thinking of making purchase on Craigslist anytime soon need to exercise caution. […]

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Acknowledging a Particularly Creative Fraud

Posted: December 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm   /   Identity Theft, Personal Protection

We see a lot of fraud. Some are more creative than others. Every now and then we notice a fraud that is sufficiently creative that it seems like it ought to be acknowledged simply for the creativity. That is not to say that fraud is an appropriate creative outlet. Nevertheless . . . Over a […]

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identity theft by tax preparer

Identity Theft by a Tax Preparer

Posted: November 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm   /   Business Protection, Financial & Insurance Fraud, Identity Theft

There are few things that are more aggravating than having your identity stolen. The countless number of hours required to fix the problem doesn’t hold a candle to the amount of damage that can be done to your financial history, affecting your ability to gain credit in the future. To add insult to injury, when […]

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