101 Ways to Prevent ID Theft

by | Mar 14, 2006 | Observations, Tecknowledgy

Ok – maybe not 101 ways, but I’ve been thinking that ID Theft isn’t going away any time soon. If you have become a “victim” of ID Theft, you have my condolences.
Seems you can’t turn on any of the evening talk shows without an everyday person like you and me talking about how his or her identity was stolen – not because the person was negligent or careless with the information (after all, when was the last time YOU left your credit card in plain sight for a stranger’s quick glance?) – but usually unbeknownst to the person until it was too late.
We know ID Theft wreaks havoc on your credit report, but did you know you could spend months and years repairing the damage done by someone using your Social Security Number without your knowledge?
Here are two very useful resources from the Federal Trade Commission for prevention and detection:
*“Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft”
*“What To Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised”
In future blogs, I’ll offer more resources and observations about the role of accounting and ID Theft/security fraud.

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