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March 17, 2011

Foster children are vulnerable to identity theft because of the transitory nature of their lives, according to a report released Wednesday. They move frequently and their personal information is accessible by many people—relatives, foster parents, social workers and group home personnel.

“The Fleecing of Foster Children: How We Confiscate Their Assets and...

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March 14, 2011

Every organization faces the threat of cyber risks. These risks come in many forms, including market risks, financial risks, reputation risks, legal risks and more. It is important for risk managers to be aware of these threats and the potential consequences they face if a breach does occur. This series gives a basic overview of some of the threats and legislation in which organizations should be aware.

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March 14, 2011

Adam Levin, Identity Theft 911 chairman and founder, and Eduard Goodman, Identity Theft 911 chief privacy officer, spoke with Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP 103.5 FM about identity theft protection and simple ways to lower your risk of becoming a victim.

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March 11, 2011

By Eduard Goodman

Fly-by-night and unscrupulous identity theft service providers are to be expected in an industry with a lot of growth potential and countless victims. But they’ve always bothered me.

Tha's why I was more than happy to participate in the working group that drafted the Consumer Federation of America’s Best Practices for Identity Theft Services. Setting basic standards...

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March 11, 2011

Our March newsletter highlights the threat of tax-related identity theft, and i's a timely examination since the federal government says i's now the most frequently reported kind of identity theft .

Tax-related identity theft usually takes one of three forms:

• Armed with a name and SSN, a thief submits stolen...

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March 10, 2011
The CFA’s Best Practices for Identity Theft Services

When the Consumer Federation of America took a hard look at identity theft service providers two years ago, the picture wasn’t pretty. It reviewed the websites for 16 leading providers and found the language describing their offerings confusing and unclear, at best.

The worst offenders appeared downright misleading, pitching services that weren’t really what they claimed to be. A bait-and-switch...

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