SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Identity Theft Help
Written by Ashley Hagelin, Certified Financial Counselor and Reverse Mortgage Counselorwith LSS
Nearly every day we hear about another identity theft scam or get another phishing email trying to get ... Posted on 12/11/12 at 11:31 AM
REAL MONEY Identity Theft Protection Tips
We often hear tips about ways to protect our identity and fraudulent access to our accounts. One of the biggest threats to having your identity stolen is someone obtaining your birth date, social secu... Posted on 9/13/12 at 7:52 AM
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) is taking extra steps to keep you safe from would-be identity thieves. Through a partnership with Paper Storm Secure Document Shredding, Mid-Minnesota is offering free community-wide Shred Days at all their locations. In Alexandria, Shred Day is June 4.
Nearly 12 million adults were victims of identity fraud last year, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Identity fraud or theft occur when thieves use your personal information to commit a crime, whether that means stealing your credit card details or using your Social Security number to set up a fraudulent bank account.
Online scammers are finding inactive Social Security numbers online – most of which are assigned to children under the age of 18 who have not started using them yet – and selling them under different names to help people establish fake credit. The scheme may lead to significant debts for children that might be almost impossible to pay off.
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