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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

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

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

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

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

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

How Far Back Do Background Checks Go?

Employers, landlords, and parents in need of childcare for their kids represent just a few of the groups of people who conduct background checks on a regular basis. A background check reveals financia

10 Startling Facts About Identity Theft

There are plenty of identity theft facts and statistics out there that might surprise you. Study the following facts to learn how you can protect yourself from identity theft. 1. Beware of Identity Th

What are Public Records?

You might be surprised to find out just how much information is available about you. Most people don’t realize that much of their personal information is actually kept in public records databases that

11 Identity Theft Terms You Should Know

The area of computer crimes and identity theft is growing with new schemes – and new words to describe those schemes. If you are concerned about protecting your identity, there are identity theft pro

How to Detect Identity Fraud in the Age of the Catfish

The term catfish has been thrown around quite a bit in the past year. The term is spawned from the 2010 documentary of the same name. That movie followed a group of filmmakers as they researched the

AARP Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States. Tens of millions of people have their vital information stolen every year, and the baby-boomer generation is one of identity thieves'

Background Check Yourself?

Most background check services search public records that may include such information as your phone number, address and criminal background. However, they can also process the information they receiv

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