Equifax ID Patrol Review – A Good Choice to Monitor Your Credit Reports and Protect Your Identity?

August 9, 2008

Equifax’s ID Patrol, a new identity theft protection and credit monitoring service, launched recently and I used a promotion code to sign up for a free trial. I’m a big fan of credit monitoring services, as you could probably tell from my True Credit review, especially if they offer identity theft protection as part of […]

True Credit Review – How I Use the Credit Score & Credit Report Monitoring Service

July 19, 2008

What is True Credit? True Credit is a credit monitoring service that allows you to check your reports and scores from all three credit bureaus each month. Do you really need to monitor your credit reports? Well, depending on who you ask this service is either a valuable lifeline or a total and complete waste […]

Identity Theft – Stealing Your Identity So They Can Break the Law

July 13, 2008

Identity theft victims can have their credit ruined or even end up in jail as the result of having their personal information stolen. Stolen Identity Can Mean Jail Time Imagine being pulled over for a broken tail light only to end up being hauled off to jail because there’s a warrant out for your arrest that […]

Identity Theft Protection – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

June 6, 2008

Identity theft in the form of stolen account information is often paid for with the time you spend contacting banks and merchants to cancel fraudulent transactions.  Unfortunately there are higher financial implications for a more sinister type of identity theft that involves not just a few transactions but entire fraudulent accounts opened in your name. […]

Identity Theft Costs – How Much Time & Money Does ID Theft Cost the Victim?

June 5, 2008

Identity theft can take several different forms, all of which will cost you some amount of time and/or money.  There are three main types of identity theft, I’ll take a look at how you can be affected by each one, starting with the most basic and moving up to the most sinister. Each subsequent level of […]

Identity Theft is Too Easy – Phishing with a Fax Number

January 25, 2008

Have you ever faxed over a copy of your name, address, and social security number to an identity thief?  I thought for a brief moment today I might have fallen victim to a savvy phishing/fax scheme that originated with the email below: 2nd Notice! – Important! – W-9 tax form This is just a reminder. […]

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