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Aug 13 2017

What Should I Do if I Think My Identity Has Been Stolen? #identity #theift

# What Should I Do if I Think My Identity Has Been Stolen? If you become a victim of identity theft, or even suspect that you might be a victim, take immediate action. 1. Contact one of the credit reporting agencies’ fraud alert departments and place a fraud alert on your credit report. This prevents identity thieves from opening accounts in your name. Many credit card companies offer no-cost fraud protection where you would not be held financially responsible for charges made to your account by thieves who steal your personal information. In order to receive the most protection possible, …

Aug 8 2017

Can Someone Steal Your Identity From Your Driver’s License? #what #is #considered #identity #theft

# Can Someone Steal Your Identity From Your Driver’s License? At the ITRC, our trained staff handle anywhere from 900 to well over 1,000 new victim cases each month. One of the more common questions our advisors are asked is exactly what can happen in terms of identity theft if your driver’s license falls into the hands of a would-be identity thief. In many cases it depends on how much your thief resembles you if they have any expertise in fake ID production, and how willing they are to falsely represent themselves to law enforcement. The truth is, an imposter …

Aug 4 2017

Top 5 Identity – Access Management Tools #identity #management #software

# In today’s business world, information security is often a prime factor of success. However, the need to safeguard financial information and other sensitive data must be balanced with providing necessary access to information and resources across your organization’s technology environments. To complicate matters, this balancing act must also adhere to strict compliance requirements. The solution? Identity and Access Management. Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions are designed to provide you with centralized visibility and control, allowing you to actively measure and monitor the risks inherent in a system that must match up users and resources. We’ve put together a …

Jul 15 2017

Expanding Services To Reach Victims of Identity Theft and Financial Fraud – Federal Identity Theft

# Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Federal Identity Theft Laws Legislative efforts to create federal identity theft laws must balance the competing needs of victims, government agencies, and businesses, yet stay flexible enough to anticipate future identity crime issues. Prior to 1998, crimes that would now be considered identity theft were charged under false personation statutes, which go back to the late 19th century. False personation can be defined as the crime of falsely assuming the identity of another to gain a benefit or avoid an expense. It wasn t until Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act …