Fraud & Identity Theft

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Comedian Jay London once said “I don’t have to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.” Too bad that’s not true.

Believe it or not, you do have to worry about identity theft (and other forms of fraud) no matter who you are.

This page is home to articles about all aspects of identity theft. Topics of interest include how to protect yourself from identity theft, how to recognize that your identity has been stolen, how to recover from identity theft if you’ve been victimized, and more.

Over the past few years, I’ve been working to rid myself of as much paper as possible. As part of this, I’ve been scanning/shredding lots of sensitive financial documents. To protect against data loss, I’ve been using an online backup service. And for file security, I’ve been relying on TrueCrypt, […]

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As a quick followup to my earlier post about identity theft, I wanted to share the contact info for the three major credit bureaus. Note that there are a number of addresses out there for each company. Instead of tracking down every possible variant, I’ve simply listed the address of […]

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I recently received a letter from my employer stating that their computer systems had been breached and that my name, address, and Social Security number (SSN) had been compromised. As it turns out, I’m not alone in this. My data was apparently part of a much larger file that was […]

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