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Identity Theft

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? Do you wish you had a way to know what’s real and what’s not? If so, you’ve come to the right place

Here, you’ll find lots of great free resources on how to avoid the most popular scams, identity theft threats, and urban legends. Below is our most recent advice. To the right, you’ll find links to great resources.

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Identity Theft protection tips

In any type of transaction you conduct, you need to ensure that you are checking your state and local consumer protection agency. And the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is reliable and credible. In suspicious situation, you need to call the number found on some reliable website’s contact information to make sure the scam legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

The crooks usually pretend to be from different companies you do business through calls or by sending an email. They may claim that you need to verify your personal details. But you should never provide the credit card. And bank account number unless you are paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number must not be necessary unless you are applying for credit.

You should not provide any kind of sensitive information like credit card numbers by email just because of the security reason. Find out the clues about security on different Web sites. But when you are asked to provide some confidential financial and other sensitive information. Then the letters at the beginning of the address bar at the top of the screen must change from “http” to “https” or “shttp.” Your browser would show that the details are being encrypted, or scrambled. So no one could intercept it or can read it. But when the information is safe in transmission. Then there would be no guarantee that this company would store it safely. Therefore, get registered and download the new collection of my books that say about how your information is safeguarded.