Identity Theft Archives

These blogs include free resources on identity theft whether you are a business or for your personal use.

Oct
25

WIPO: Promoting and Protecting your Intellectual Property

The World Intellectual Property Organization, or better known as WIPO, is an agency of the United Nations. The agency was created in 1967 and its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Its function is to promote and protect the use of intellectual property (IP), as well as stimulate creativity for countries in the areas of cultural, […]

Sep
27

Identity Authentication

In Identity Authentication, the process of determining if in fact a person is who they claim they are is investigated by using a series of steps or processes to determine if the findings are correct. In many cases, authentication is determined by using a piece of information or a block of information that will aid […]

Nov
21

How to avoid identity theft during the Holidays

Phishing: Phishing became one of the most costly and incredibly financially rewarding kinds of identity theft. Significantly more phishing scams are being operated as a result of organized criminal gangs, meticulously created and adequately financed in order to dupe even the most careful shopper. Phishing utilizes convincing-looking yet fraudulent email messages as well as internet […]

Apr
30

Identity Theft and SSN Randomization

SSN Randomization is a project by the SSA in an effort to curb Identity theft victims in the USA. The Social Security Administration (SSA) changed the way Social Security Numbers are issued starting on June 25, 2011. Since 1973 SSN’s have been issued based on the Zip Code of the mailing address of the SSN […]

Sep
30

Providing your Social Security Number on Forms

Every time I complete a form at a bank or at a doctors office, they want my SSN. Since I’m in that industry I know all too well how SSN information gets abused. As we slid into a recession a few years ago, unemployment mounted and peoples bank accounts started dwindling. Foreclosures on the rise, […]

Sep
01

Help, I Lost my Social Security Card

While we get a lot of people that contact us for our help getting their SSN card replaced, it is something you can do yourself. Let’s say you moved out of the country for a few years and you had a social security number back then. What happens to that number? The good news is […]

Aug
30

Social Security Number Fraud Q & A

We receive a lot of questions about Social Security Number Fraud which is often tied to Identity theft. One of the most recent Questions was: How would someone determine if a person who is currently using a valid Social Security number is actually the person the number was issued to, and is not just using […]