Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Preventing identity theft

This is a pretty important topic, but one that I think a lot of people either forget about or just don't take the time to research thoroughly.

Of course, you can check your credit report for free once a year (in the United States). But what about the rest of the year? Do you have something in place to keep an eye on what's going on with your credit and your identity?

It was recently discovered that an illegal immigrant who had worked in security - most recently supervising airport security people - allegedly had been using the identity of a dead man for 20 years. He has pleaded not guilty. Imagine, though - he had passed several background checks in New Jersey.

I also know someone who had his bank account emptied by hackers from another country. There's never a good time for this to happen, but in this case it happened right before he was going on a trip.

You can't always keep track of your own information. Sometimes organizations lose clients' data or it is stolen.

Sometimes even with all the precautions you take, things happen and it's not pretty.

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