identity theft: my story of prevention and safe response

Fraud Alert!  This true story is about how I realized my identity was stolen and my experiences with dealing with other people using my personal identity (and information against my authorization) to establish new credit cards in my name and use my personal credit cards.  Additionally, I discuss the problems that come from identity theft such as when said individual/robot/gang uses another person’s identity for their own gain. Definitions: in discussing with others about this event, I came across some confusion as to the actual definition of identity theft.  For the purpose of this article, I would like to define what I mean by the terms identity and identity theft because the terms may not be consistent with everyone. your identity: is any combination of your personal information unique to you such as your: full name, birthday, driver’s license number, passport number, Social Security Number (SSN), address, phone number, e-mail, credit card […]

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