Tag Archives: identity theft

Reminder About Red Flags Rule

Do you collect funds from the public for any reason? This might include park space rental, any kind of service or training, utility bills, or medical billing. If so, then your district is a creditor and must comply with these regulations.

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Tips for Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Recently, a friend of mine got a phone call from his bank to alert him that they were freezing his account. The representative described to him a series of suspicious transactions which were indeed purchases he had not authorized. It turned out to be a scam, and if he had fallen for the ruse, he would have given up personal details allowing unscrupulous people to raid his account.

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Number of ‘Phishing’ Attacks Increasing

In November of 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that approximately 8.3 million U.S. adults were victims of identity theft in 2005. In 10 percent of these cases, thieves got at least $6,000 in goods and services, and in 5 percent of cases at least $13,000.

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Identity Theft: What’s It All About?

The 1990s spawned a new variety of criminals: identity thieves. Identity theft is a serious crime and occurs when a thief obtains some piece of your sensitive information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. As a victim, you can lose job opportunities; be refused loans for education, housing or cars; or even been arrested for crimes you didn’t commit.

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