Identity Theft Prevention

CSI Miami is a very popular show, and it is one of my favorite TV series. In Episode 63, it featured a topic on Identity theft, wherein Wolfe must find the truth when two women each claim that they are the real victim of identity theft and the other is the culprit.

The identity theft storyline is a timely and gripping one. The weak explanation for Eve's motive--that if Karla's husband would be dead, she would benefit from getting the certificate of death and ending the alimony payments--makes no sense, as Eve would not have been collecting Karla's paychecks. Had she been, she would have been charged with much more than identity theft.

For those interested in learning more about identity theft and how to prevent it, visit the Federal Trade Commission's site, which has resources and advise for preventing it or dealing with it. It's a terrible thing--it can ruin one's credit and wreak havoc on one's finances. Now identity theft has become more widespread and is being treated with more gravity than in the past.

I've come across a site wherein you can determine if you are vulnerable to Identity Theft. This Identity Theft Prevention Quiz is offered as a free public service. The quiz is anonymous and can be completed in less than 3 minutes. At the conclusion of the quiz you receive a Safety Score and some practical steps to take to protect your identity (or STOP the damage if your identity has already been compromised).

Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US today. By stealing bits of your personal information, thieves can commit fraud against you by, among other things:

  • opening credit card accounts or other accounts in your name
  • purchasing merchandise or cars
  • withdrawing money from your bank accounts
  • adopting your identity with law enforcement

It's horrible to wake up one morning and *poof*, you're an anonymous and a beggar in an instant!

Good thing, there is LifeLock. It offers the most comprehensive ID-Security programs available. It's services are the most advanced, safest, and easiest to use. You are guaranteed of it's credibility because it has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal.

To start with your battle with identity theft, just click and you can be assured that protection is at your side.

And the good news is that by far, Lifelock offers the best discount to the general public with their LifeLock promotion codes

In worst case scenario, before it happens, make sure to protect your identity with LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection.

1 Response to "Identity Theft Prevention"

Ron Says :
Tue Jan 15, 10:47:00 AM 2008

There is a new type of credit and debit card fraud, thanks to the advent of the new contactless payment systems.

These cards, over 50 million of which were issued last year in the United States alone, are embedded with a miniature micro-processor and an antenna that broadcasts the account information of the card holder at 13.56 MHz. These contactless pay stations use a system that is not only inexpensive to duplicate on the home hobbyist's workbench, but quite inexpensive, as well. In fact, $20 and a trip to your local Radio Shack will give you all you need to become a thief of this sort.

They call themselves "Cloners."

The reason for the name is the process they use. They set their antenna, which fits easily into purse or pocket, to "ping" for cards that are RF (Radio Frequency) Enabled. The card responds by transmitting all necessary information to charge the account. This is, after all, what it was programmed for. The laptop or PDA gathers, or "Harvests" the data received. They do this in the most public of places, and it is absolutely undetectable when occurring.

From that point, the thief will then carry the information home or to another suitable location and begin the cloning process. Another wave of the antenna over a blank card, which can be purchased for two or three cents, and they have a form of payment that is electronically indistinguishable from the original.

Sadly, Organized Crime and Terrorist organizations such as the LTTE out of Sri Lanka are using credit card fraud like this to fund their destructive activities.

Does that scare you? It should, and it did us. To respond to this threat, Wisteria House Products of Phoenix Arizona has developed the Armadillo Dollar. It is a simple, low-cost device you slide into your wallet that blocks the transmission of these radio waves.

If you decide you want to put another layer of protection between you and the wireless thief with our product, use the code “TopDog” when ordering. That’ll take $5.00 off the regular $25.00 price, at least while we’re introducing it to the market.

It is, quite simply, the BEST RF-Shielding product of its kind in the world.

You have my word on it.

I am Ron Hatton.

We are and proud to be All-Americans!

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