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by Administrator
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Theft of Identity
Topic: Theft of Identity: Tax Season Scams
Replies: 0
Views: 2195

Theft of Identity: Tax Season Scams

Tax Season Scams: Every tax season gives rise to a variety of tax scams. Some people have gotten e-mails from a non-IRS source saying they are under audit and need to fill out a questionnaire within 48 hours to avoid penalties and interest. Recipients are then asked for their Social Security number...
by Administrator
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Theft of Identity
Topic: Theft of Identity: Phishing....Fishing For Data
Replies: 4
Views: 6598

Theft of Identity: Phishing....Fishing For Data

Phishing: An e-mail scam that is growing in popularity. Phishing is when you receive an unsolicited e-mail that appears to come from a legitimate company you may do business with. It provides a link to a fake website and asks you to input personal information that can be used to support fraudulent ...
by Administrator
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: Theft of Identity
Topic: Theft of Identity: How Do I Protect Myself?
Replies: 1
Views: 3373

Theft of Identity: How Do I Protect Myself?

What can consumers do to protect themselves from ID theft and credit card fraud? Here is a short list: *** Check your credit reports at least twice a year and look for discrepancies and dispute them to the credit reporting agencies and the furnisher of the erroneous information; *** Never provide y...
by Administrator
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Theft of Identity
Topic: Theft of Identity - How Does It Happen? Types?
Replies: 1
Views: 3363

Theft of Identity - How Does It Happen? Types?

How does Identity Theft Occur? Credit Fraud: Application Fraud/Identity Theft: Application Fraud is the use of another person's social security number or personal identifiers in making application for credit or other benefits; it can also involve the use of a false or misleading identifier intended...
by Administrator
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: How To Get Your Credit Reports
Topic: Free Credit Reports - www.annualcreditreport.com
Replies: 0
Views: 4163

Free Credit Reports - www.annualcreditreport.com

Free Credit Report Copies: When can I order my free credit report? Recognizing the benefit of self-monitoring, Congress adopted a new rule as part of FACTA, that allows you a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the “big three.” Congress left it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC...

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