Impersonation Fraud (so-called Identity Theft)

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Impersonation Fraud (so-called Identity Theft)

Postby skanks » Wed May 31, 2006 3:05 pm

Most identity theft is perpetraited by people who have a legitimate reason to see your information. Even if you, the consumer, are doing everything you can to protect yourself (shredding all your documents, opting out of pre-approved credit cards) you are still at signficant risk of having an unscrupulous employee steal your information.

If you are a victim of ID theft you could get stuck with a massive load of debt you didn't accumulate.

Below are some links to information that may be useful:

The Consumers Union (publisher of Consumer Reports) talks about how to get free copies of your credit report and how to read them:
http://www.consumersunion.org/issues/creditmatters.html

Some dude's practical advice if you Victimized:
http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/top ... 171194.php

Bruce Schneider goes off about Impersonation Fraud:
http://news.com.com/2010-1071_3-5669408.html
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Postby Jonathan » Wed May 31, 2006 5:17 pm

Bruce Schneier is a respected security guru. Bruce Schneider sounds like he had a bit part in The Hot Chick.
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Postby Jason » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:24 am

My father recommended buying an identity theft insurance/resolution service. Apparently it's not that much per year and if you find the right one, they'll actual do all the calling to restore your accounts and assets for you.
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