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    Data Breaching, Defined: What It Is and How It Affects You
    Also known under the names of data leak or data spill, data breaching takes place when secure information escapes from a secure environment into an unreliable environment. This release is unintentional on the part of the enti...
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    How Do I Improve My Identity Theft Protection?
    There are so many ways that identity thieves can get their hands on your personal information that we can't enumerate them all. And once they get your personal information, they can do all sorts of bad things with it. So your...
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    How Does Identity Theft Happen?
    Recently, a story appeared in the news about a thief who had withdrawn $7,500 from the account of one Erick Lee at a grocery store branch of Wells Fargo in Lubbock, California. The thief might have gotten away clean had he no...
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    What Is Identity Theft?
    Something's not right. You've just returned from a fun day of shopping and sightseeing, and you're ready to relax. But something feels out of place. You check for your cell phone. Got it. Your glasses? Check. Your hand goes t...
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    Identity Theft Victims' Recovery Kit
    1. Introduction 2. Contact Log 3. Calendar 4. How to Place a Fraud Alert 5. How to Order a Credit Report 6. Consider Placing a Credit Freeze 7. How to Call in a Complaint to the FTC 8. How to File a Police Report 9. How to Ma...
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    10 Shocking ID Theft Facts of 2012
    Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, and it is currently the most common consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, adding up to 15 percent of all complaints. Identity theft costs victims a lot of ...
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    Definitive List of Best Identity Theft Resources
    Federal Government Federal Bureau of Investigation: The FBI uses cyber resources, criminal resources and intelligence capabilities to stop identity theft in its early stages. In order to fully investigate, they partner with ...
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    How to Recover from Losing Your Wallet
    That moment when you start to panic as you pat yourself down to find your wallet, and it's not there. You check every place imaginable and even sit down to rethink your steps. You have asked your family, friends and even cal...
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    Top 10 Identity Theft Scams
    There are no shortage of ways identity thieves have to scam you out of your credit, cash and identity. Here are 10 more ways criminals pounce on their victims: Mailbox raiding. Moments after the postal carrier drops off your...
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    Identity Theft Rights and Laws Summary
    Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 This legislation officially makes identity theft a Federal crime with a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. It establishes that the individu...

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