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[21 Feb 2018 | One Comment | 2,652 views]
Techniques for Obtaining and Exploiting Personal Information for Identity Theft

Identity theft is a form of¬†stealing someone’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name. The victim of identity theft (here meaning the person whose identity has been assumed by the identity thief) can suffer adverse consequences if they are held accountable for the perpetrator’s actions.

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[5 Feb 2018 | One Comment | 3,045 views]
Will a Credit Freeze Protect my Credit File?

A credit freeze occurs when you notify a credit bureau not to release your credit history without your consent. This is an effective way to combat identity theft since a potential identity thief will not be able to see your credit history even if he has your personal identifying information.

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[3 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments | 7,053 views]
About the Big Three Credit Bureaus

A credit bureau is an information clearinghouse that compiles information on consumers. The credit grantors, or lenders, report consumer payment history to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus then compile that information together with information on tax liens, bankruptcies, and court judgments that is available in public records. In return, when consumers apply for credit, lenders can check credit reports to determine the creditworthiness of consumers.

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[1 Jan 2018 | One Comment | 2,657 views]
Why is Credit Monitoring Important?

Credit monitoring services will watch over your credit file with continuous around the clock tracking and notify you whenever there is a change to the credit file. These services will alert you within 24 hours of a change, usually through email, phone, or text message as you see fit.

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[31 Dec 2017 | One Comment | 3,005 views]
What to do if You are a Victim of Identity Theft

If you find yourself a victim of identity theft, you can take some steps to minimize the damage and protect yourself against future theft in the process. It’s important to react as soon as you discover that a theft has taken place, so that thieves don’t have more time than necessary to completely destroy your finances or cause you a lot of problems.