Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

The Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft, prepared by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of identity experts, indicates that medical identity theft increased by 21.7%, with an estimated 2.32 million Americans victims of medical identity theft during or before 2014. The outcome of medical identity theft can […]

FTC 2012 Annual Highlights

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released their 2012 Annual Highlights report looking at the FTC’s work to protect consumer privacy, examine trends in technology and increase international collaboration, among other areas. They have launched an HTML version of the guide that ties together aspects of the report […]

SMBs ID Theft Best Practices

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has put together a guide for protecting against identity theft for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Given that the collection of personally identifiable information is often a requirement for businesses, it’s important to take steps to protect that information – and yourself […]

2009 ID Theft Aftermath Study

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently released their 7th annual Aftermath Study for victims of Identity Theft in 2009. For the first time since the study has been published, the ITRC has noticed that there are fewer negative consequences as the result of identity theft for the […]

College Grads & Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission has put together a list of ‘Tips for Tomorrow’s Savvy Consumers,’ a special hand-out of How to be the Class Value-dictorian. In plain English: how to protect yourself from Identity Theft when you graduate from high school or college and enter the “marketplace”, as […]

Identity Theft Is Important

Chris Jay Hoofnagle of the University of California wrote a paper for the School of Law entitled “Internalizing Identity Theft.” This paper, using publicly available data, shows how companies often accept erroneous personal information from identity theft impostors when issuing credit. These decisions to accept inaccurate information has […]

Identity Theft Top Consumer Complaint in 2009

The FTC has released a report stating that the top consumer complaint for 2009 was identity theft. The FTC received 278,078 complaints of identity theft during the year, topping the list with 21% of all the 1.3 million complaints received. Despite topping the list, the number of complaints […]