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What is Better, People Search or White Pages?

There are several ways of finding someone through the Internet, but they are not all equal. Social networking sites can be a great asset, unless the person in question uses a different site or doesn&r

Common Intelius Complaints

Keeping your identity safe can be a full-time job. Unless you have the time and the know-how to keep your credit secure, investing in an identity theft protection subscription is a smart decision. Aft

Common Identity Guard Complaints

Keeping your identity clear and secure is priceless. Your good name is what helps you qualify for loans, pass background checks and get the job you want. With something that valuable, you can’t afford

LifeLock vs Identity Guard

Horror stories of identity theft and its associated expenses and hassles run rampant on the internet. Consumers are well aware of their vulnerability in this area. If you’re looking for added protecti

IdentityForce Versus LifeLock

Identity theft may be more common than you think. In 2014, there was a new identity fraud victim every two seconds. That same year, $16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million U.S. consumers as a result

The Strangest Identity Theft Cases of All Time

Many identity theft cases end tragically, and nearly all of them leave the victim feeling angry and violated, but a select few top the scandal-strangeness scale. Amazingly, motivations other than fina

How Common Is Identity Theft?

To understand the magnitude of the identity theft crisis in the United States, consider these three numbers: 50, 15 and 5. These numbers represent the annual financial cost of identity theft in Americ

10 Ways Thieves Can Steal Your Identity

On a typical day you're likely to encounter dozens of ways your identity can be stolen. You don't have to be vulnerable to identity theft, though. Here are 10 ways thieves can steal your identity and

The Beginner's Guide to Performing Background Checks

The reasons for performing a background check can vary depending on the situation, ranging from a curious landlord to a nosy spouse. Regardless of your motives, here is a how-to guide on conducting a

LifeLock Reaches $100 Million Settlement With the FTC

The identity theft protection company LifeLock will pay $100 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the terms of a 2010 FTC settlement over what the agency describes as "d

Is Instant Checkmate Safe and Legit?

Have you ever wanted to know more about the people you work with? Is there someone you don't feel safe around? You can use services like Instant Checkmate to perform background checks on people you do

Learn How To Easily Avoid ATM Skimmers

In 2008, ATM skimmers stole over $1 billion. Though data on recent financial losses due to this vice is not available, you can be sure that it reflects higher losses. Both banks and ATM users suffer f

What to Do If Your Social Security Card is Lost or Stolen

If you lost your Social Security card, or you believe someone stole your card, take immediate action. Your Social Security number (SSN) is the most important, and most valuable, form of identification

Protecting Your Children Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is no small problem. It can lead to financial disaster and ruin lives. What’s worse is that the victims of identity theft are often children. You may not even realize your child’s risk

How to Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft is a growing problem. In fact, nearly 2.3 million Americans are victims, and there are roughly 250,000 cases a year. In the majority of thefts, the victims paid – up to $1

8 Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

Recent statistics show that seniors make up only 8 percent of identity theft victims, but experts warn that older individuals make attractive targets because of their superior credit scores and greate

The Easiest Ways to Get Your Identity Stolen

From insecure Internet connections to discarded bank statements, when you let your guard down or have a lapse in judgment, identity thieves are waiting to take advantage. They know consumers don't alw

How To Remove Personal Information From The Internet

In many ways, the internet has been good for the world. However, one problem is the overexposure of personal information. When anyone can readily find your official name, physical address and personal

Should You Background Check Your Date?

You really cannot be too careful when it comes to who you choose to date. People lie, and in the age of online social networking, misrepresentations are not unheard of. Have you ever Googled someone’s

Using People Search Engines to Fight Against Identity Theft

In this age of technology, identity theft is an ever-growing concern. “Hackers” aren’t always hyper-intelligent computer nerds that work in dark environments, combing through back-en

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