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Click and hear the Full Radio Interview with the top ID Theft Protection expert in the USA. Michael McCoy is co-author of The Silent Crime: What You Need to Know About Identity Theft.
It’s not just credit card fraud. The fastest growing white color crime in America is easy to commit and only about 5% of the thieves are captured. The FBI reports that ID theft has surpassed drug trafficking in generating criminal money. Some people, who would never break into your home or mug you, would think little of stealing your Identity. As if the criminal fraud they commit in your name does not affect you.
Identity theft is more than an annoyance. It is a crime; a felony punishable with up to twenty (20) years in federal prison. In the State of Hawaii it is a "Class C felony" to just possess someone’s personal information without authorization. Hawaii is the most progressive state in protecting consumer and employee personal information.
We want to help you protect yourself with insight and Free information. You can fight back. Consumer ID Theft Awareness and Deterrence is our goal at WeFightIDTheft.info. We must use new thinking and actions to protect our Nonpublic Personal Information (NPI). Starting now!
- LifeLock is Busted – From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 3/9/2010. LifeLock Will Pay $12 Million to Settle Charges by the FTC and 35 States That Its Identity Theft Prevention and Data Security Claims Were False (Get The Details Here)
Your We Fight ID Theft While Online Security Tip:
To tell if a web page is SECURE for online purchase look at the address in the browser bar. A secure site page will read "https://" instead of just "http://" Note the added "s" after the http. Check to see how your browser notes a secure page. There may be a "padlock" or other type of symbol at the bottom of your monitor screen when on a secure Web page.
- New From The Supreme Court: Employers Allowed to Search Employees' Text Messages.
Your ID Theft Awareness Tip: Employers should strongly discourage and only allow personal messaging on company devices in an emergency. Likewise employees should protect their privacy and not use a company device for personal messaging. Once you input your personal information (passwords, phone and other numbers) it Never leaves the employers’ system; even after new management and change of business ownership.
Here are some basic remedies for financial ID theft.
It is likely that more aggressive action will be necessary.
Also, 24 / 7 active credit report monitoring will inform you early of most ID theft problems. If your ID has or is being used in criminal activity you will need the services of an attorney; and possibility a licensed investigator. Having a total system in place before ID theft happens to you is best and very cost effective. Call for recommendations specific to your needs and location in North America. 808-780-4269
To Report Identity Theft - Get Free Help with Your Your ID Theft Affidavit - Download It Here (police report) call 808-780-4269
The Free Credit Report Ads on TV are not "Free."
(Click here to Read the current FTC statement on this)
Get Your Government Free Credit Report!
Use the Most Secure Way the U.S. Mail
If you go online to request your free credit reports, typing just one letter wrong will send you to the wrong or phony Web site. At that bogus site, if you are lucky you will only be asked to pay for your "Free" credit reports and you will get more junk mail. If you are unlucky your identity will be stolen. Please use the form from the FTC. Make copies and mail it to the address on the form.
Get your Free copy Download it Here of the Official Government Free Credit Report Form that lets you order the True FREE Federal Government Mandated Free Annual Credit Reports.
Target For Business Robbers is The Data.
after your money, your equipment, or your inventory. A new
breed of criminal wants the personal information you keep on
customers, suppliers and employees. And if you lose it,
you'll wish they went for the cash."
Venture Business Journal, Oct. 2005
Understand All Five (5) Areas of ID
1. Department of Motor Vehicle
(DMV), using your ID to gain a driver’s license (the most used form
of ID in America) in yours or another state. The simplest way is to ask the DMV for a duplicate in your name. Identity thieves simply tell the DMV clerk that they've lost their license and then provide your information. It's a con that is just to easy to pull off. Also: This DMV put 3.4 million Coloradans at risk of identity theft due to flaws in the way driver's-license information is handled. See
2. Social Security Number,
using your identity to work and avoid obligations like
immigration, taxes and child support. See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6814673
3. Medical Information Bureau
(M.I.B.) using your ID with your medical coverage number to
have sensitive medical (AIDS) tests and even operations using your
benefits. See http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=30232
Identity, giving your personal information with a fake ID when
arrested, detained or questioned by the police. For years, a retired
Coast Guard veteran has been repeatedly mistaken for a convicted
felon, who once passed himself off as the veteran by presenting a
fake driver's license. From then on, the disabled yeoman has
faced serious legal issues.
The thief remains at large.
Therefore, each time a warrant is issued for his arrest, (there have
been four) warnings go off at the Social Security Administration and
our veteran receives word that his checks will stop because wanted
felons aren't eligible. At one point the 49-year-old father was
jailed when authorities confused him with his ID theft
doppelganger. See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/308306_stolenid21.html
5. Credit and Financial
Identity, not just credit card fraud, but using your ID to
establish other credit accounts and seldom paying the bills. This is
the only area where a poor credit rating may slow a theft down.
However, Children are a major target for ID Theft because
their records are clean and unattended. See http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=598272
- Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) Fines ChoicePoint $15 Million. Company sold
data on 163,000 consumers to thieves.
"The message to
ChoicePoint and others should be clear: Consumers' private
data must be protected from thieves. Data security is
critical to consumers, and protecting it is a priority for
the FTC, as it should be to every business in America."
-- Deborah Platt Majoras, FTC Chairman - (Get The Details Here)
If you are now a victim of ID theft
or credit card fraud and having problems, let me recommend licensed professionals nationwide to help you. Call 808-780-4269.
Also, download the Free FTC publication HERE, Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen or go to the FTC online site.
This Info Compliments of
ID Theft Awareness, Deterrence & Restoration Coach(SM)
Walker, Jr., MBA, CITRMS
W. Walker Jr. & Associates, Ltd.
P.O. Box 13 Aiea (Honolulu) HI, 96701
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