Category: Identity Theft

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What are The Most Common Identity Theft Techniques

According to the FTC, the most common identity theft techniques normally relate to the fraudulent use of credit cards, and the opening of bank accounts or other types of financial accounts in someone else’s name. These types of account of venues to obtain fraudulent loans or credits which are credited to the person whose identity […]

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How do You Fix Identity Theft?

The very idea of identity theft either really scares people, or is dismissed as being a bit of a project fear campaign. This is often because of a misunderstanding of what the term identity theft can mean. It can either mean wholesale theft of someone’s identity, credit card fraud, tax fraud, child benefit fraud etc. […]

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Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

A number of companies offer identity theft protection services, some of them quite costly, and in truth offering protection that has some value but is fairly limited in reality if your identity has been stolen. Firstly it is important to look at how much of a risk people people are at in terms of having […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Equifax

The data breach at Equifax sent shockwaves throughout the Internet, and throughout the financial community generally. This is in large part is because of the huge amount of sensitive data that all credit rating agencies hold on individuals, and the fairly natural assumption that data is kept safe. According to CNN, the breach involved the […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo provides one of the best examples of the enormity and severity of what can happen with a data breach. Although a few years old, Yahoo suffered three data breaches which were only reported two or three years after they happened. Estimates of accounts breached ranged from 500 million through to every single one of […]

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Identity Theft – What Is It?

Someone who is a victim of identity theft is someone who has had their identity stolen in some way, and the criminal has used that identity to fraudulently obtain some type of benefit, such as a bank loan, credit card or other financial gain in the name of the person whose identity they have stolen. […]

Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

Identity theft protection is one element of cyber security that occasionally tends to get overlooked. People have heard about identity theft for quite a while, and there is a classic attitude that it is the type of disaster that only ever happens to other people. Sadly, the reality of much cyber crime today means that […]

What is Credit Monitoring?

What is Credit Monitoring?

Credit monitoring is widely associated with the process of credit reports and credit scores, and normally with the process of a loan application for a new car or a mortgage. It has also been loosely associated with the process of identity theft, not so much as a preventative measure but as a way of helping […]