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 […]

IRS ID Theft Information

The IRS has put together a series of Top 10 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know About Identity Theft for the 2010/2011 tax season. During tax season, identity thieves will use stolen information in an attempt to file a tax return for a refund. Here are the 10 things […]

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 […]

McAfee Launches Identity Protection Product

McAfee just announced that it has launched McAfee Identity Protection, a product which provides a layered security approach to consumer identity theft protection. The product includes credit card reporting agency monitoring, public records monitoring and scanning of the internet for indicators of identity theft. As well as launching […]

Video Tutorial: Submitting ID Theft Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put together a tutorial video on how to file an Identity Theft complaint with them. The FTC has a very comprehensive website dealing with ID theft, so this is just the latest tool they’ve developed to help consumers. If you’ve been “ripped […]

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 […]