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5 Ways to Please an Identity Thief

Would you hand someone your credit card and tell them to go have a shopping spree, your treat? No. But you may as well be doing that if you don’t take some precautions with your identity. Fraudsters are watching you, and they’ll jump at the chance to steal your bank account number, Social Security number, [...]

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Credit Fraud – Credit Scam

There are many different types of credit fraud being perpetrated every day. Many people assume that as long as they don’t lose a credit card or give out their social security number that they cannot be a victim of credit fraud, but this is not the case. You need to know the different types of [...]

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Senior Fraud – Senior Scam

Fraud against seniors is more prevalent than ever. The reason is that our seniors are very trusting and they want to think that the people that they come in contact with are there to help them. Unfortunately when you look at the world around us it is evident that we live in a different time [...]

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Bank Phishing

For your better understanding of bank phishing we are going to look at exactly how its done. While this example pictures bank phishing it is not limited to it. Very similar instances of phishing are used to obtain sensitive information on ebay, paypal, membership websites, basically anywhere a LOGIN and PASSWORD is needed. This phishing [...]

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Phone Scam – Telephone Fraud

Telephone fraud is one of widely known forms of fraud in the world. In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the more prominent scams, warning signs, and how to avoid becoming a victim yourself. In this day and age, scammers aren’t out to just try and make a few quick [...]

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Identity Theft – ID Fraud

Identity theft happens when somebody intentionally misuses your personal information to open false bank accounts or commit various crimes in your name. Documents usually used are a credit cards, social number, passport, bank account information, drivers license, personal identification document. Depending on extensiveness of a fraudulent activity, sometimes any single of the mentioned documents can [...]

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What is Phishing – eBay Phishing Examples

Phishing is intentional acquiring of personal and sensitive information from the victim by masquerading as a business or individual. A scammer tries locking on his target to obtain, usually, password and username for a certain website or bank. Phishing can be called a synonym to actual fishing. Scammer throws in a bait by sending you [...]

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Western Union Scam – WU Fraud

If you run into a seller who only accepts Moneygram and WU as payment options you will see it is most likely a fraud. When you make a payment via Western Union you need a name, address and country of the receiver. The fraudsters will in many cases tell you that you can hide the [...]

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