Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Resources to Help You Learn About and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Resources to Help You Learn About and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

There is a new bill that is being passes, it is a very weak bill but if passed, it will prohibit using a social security number for identification purposes. This bill should take affect in 2006.

If you feel you have been a victim of identity fraud, contact the Department of Justice, consumer protection division. They offer mediation with identity theft; they also have a hot line for consumers that is available 8-5 Monday ? Friday. They maintain a database of written complaints that goes back to 1998. They offer seminars to school, seniors or your group.

Be aware that 40 million crooks obtained credit card numbers this past year, "Be Suspicious". Also be aware that most identify theft is not reported, especially when it involves family members, so the statistics are off. These statistics show that consumers lost $5 billion last year when in actuality it is closer to $50 billion. There have been an estimated 9.9 million victims in America.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service
www.usps.com/postalinspectors

Federal Trade Commission
www.consumer.gov.idtheft
877-IDTHEFT or TTY ? 202-326-2502

U.S. Secret Service
www.secretservice.gov

Department of Justice
www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/idtheft

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
www.fdic.gov/consumers

Equifax
www.exuifax.com
800-525-6285

Experian
www.experian.com
888-397-3742

Trans union
www.transunion.com
800-680-7289

Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline
PO Box 17768
Baltimore, MD 21235
800-269-0271
www.socialsecurity.gov

North American Securities Agency Administrators (NASAA)
www.nasaa.org

Better Business Bureau
www.search.bbb.org/search.html

United States Postal Service
www.usps.com

National Do Not Call Registry
www.donotcall.gov
888-382-1222

Direct marketing Association Consumer Assistance
http://www.dmaconsumers.org/consumerassistance.html Registering by mail is FREE and registering online is $5.00. To remove your name from national mailing lists by mail:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

Identity Theft Resource Center
www.idtheftcenter.org
858-693-7935

International check service
800-526-5380

Telecheck
800-927-0755

Certegy Check Services
800-437-5120

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp

Fight Identity Theft
http://www.fightidentitytheft.com/

Michelle Dunn has over 17 years experience in credit and debt collection. She is the founder of Never Dunn Publishing, LLC, is a writer, consultant and the Editorial Advisor for Eli Financial Debt Collection Compliance Alert Newsletter. Michelle started M.A.D. Collection Agency and ran is successfully for 7 years. She owns and runs Credit & Collections.com a free online community for credit and business professionals.

She has written 5 books in her Collecting Money Series and is currently writing a book for the Streetwise Series, part of the Adams Media Corporation. For more information on Michelle's services or to order any of her books please email her at michelle@michelledunn.com or visit http://www.michelledunn.com & http://www.credit-and-collections.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

The Mercury

PERSONAL FINANCE: Can the markets and economy maintain ...
The Mercury
The current bull market, which is nine years in the making, ranks as the longest of all time. This persistent upward trend has eclipsed the market climb that ...

and more »

Richmond.com

Kiplinger's Personal Finance: The working-for-yourself tax windfall
Richmond.com
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent but only reduced the top personal tax rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. Excluding 20 percent of qualifying income effectively cuts the top rate from 37 percent to 29 ...

and more »

Helena Independent Record

Which Debt Should I Pay Off First?
Helena Independent Record
If you were trying to pay the lowest amount possible, you would pay the debts in order from highest interest rate to lowest -- that is, credit card 1, credit card 2, personal loan, and then mortgage. That means paying the minimum amount on all of your ...

and more »

NBCNews.com

5 personal finance tips you should implement by age 25
NBCNews.com
Still, it's important to start laying the groundwork now to achieve financial security for the many decades to come. That's why I recently spoke to Libby Leffler, vice president of membership at SoFi, a personal finance company. Here are the five ...


Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Khashoggi's WashPost editor pushes for answers
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah says the past two weeks have "been a slow, agonizing drip of horrible information" about contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "At the end of the day, this was a man, this was a human being, who ...

and more »

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

How media business models fuel polarization
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Partisan media is popular, but poisonous, according to Tim Dixon, the co-author of a new study, "The Hidden Tribes of America." Dixon tells Brian Stelter that most Americans aren't locked in the cold civil war that's taking place on partisan cable news ...

and more »

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

The power of the caravan pictures
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Max Boot, Philip Bump, and Dara Lind discuss how media outlets should responsibly cover the migrant caravan and put the images into context. When you "actually talk to them as individuals, you understand these are people who are suffering and that we ...


The Sentinel

Here's the Maximum Social Security Benefit in 2019
The Sentinel
Social Security has announced changes for 2019 that include an increase to the maximum Social Security benefit payable to recipients who retire next year. In 2018, new retirees could pocket as much as $3,698 per month, but in 2019, they'll be able to ...


The Sentinel

Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'
The Sentinel
Brian Stelter asks how people can properly fight viral "fake news" when President Trump is "Mr. Misinformation." Philip Bump cites three factors: Trump's massive following on Twitter, Trump's claims that he is the only reliable source, and his ...

and more »

The Sentinel

Pro-Trump media claims caravan is a threat
The Sentinel
President Trump and his media allies on Fox News claim that the Central American migrant caravan is causing a "crisis" at the U.S. border. But the reality is that the migrants are weeks away, and may never reach the U.S., Dara Lind says. Max Boot says ...

Google News

Knowing Me, Knowing You: Why ID Protection Plans Are Flawed For Fraud

ID theft is a major consumer concern, though there is... Read More

Personal Finance - Have Consumers Had a Belly Full of Personal Debt?

For months, we were trigger-swipe happy, putting our groceries, clothes,... Read More

Debt Management ? More Ways to Save on Gas Consumption

The price of gas continues to climb, and with continued... Read More

Risky Business: You May Not be as Daring as You Think

I thought I was through with exams when I finished... Read More

Financial Readiness: Preparing for BRAC (Base Realignment And Closing)

The recommendations for military base closings have been released and... Read More

The Magic Of Compound Interest

Christians are called to be good stewards of God's resources.... Read More

Basic Bank Accounts Failing the Basic Needs of Consumers

The lists of bank and savings accounts that are available... Read More

If All Things Are Possible, Why Cant I Balance My Checkbook?

For me, the most terrible time of each month is... Read More

Want Your Savings to Earn a Higher Rate of Return? Try Internet Banking

Doesn't it seem like the only impressive numbers we've seen... Read More

Money Matters - Really!

One of the biggest challenges facing black RELATIONSHIPS today are... Read More

How Check 21 Affects You

The Check 21 Law is the new federal law for... Read More

Organizing Your Finances - Thinking Outside the (Shoe) Box

If you're like most people, your personal financial records are... Read More

Personal Loans For Homeowners ? One Of The Numerous Rewards For Being A Homeowner

You no longer look at the pictures of homes cause... Read More

Why Live Frugally

What is it about being frugal, why do it at... Read More

When do You Need a Financial Management Company on Your Side?

We live in a crazy world. Someone ought to sell... Read More

How To Reap The Rewards With Rewards Programs

Recently, many of these loyalty rewards programs have come to... Read More

Check Fraud and Verification

Before buying personal or business checks you should inform yourself... Read More

How to Balance Your Checkbook ? Get a Calculator and Pencil and You are Ready To Go!

Despite how easy it is to balance a checkbook, very... Read More

Improve Your Professional Image Using Address Labels

One of the simplest ways to improve your professional image... Read More

Benefits of Personal Finance Software

In this age of information, keeping track of your finances... Read More

How To Get Ahead On A Low Income

Do you struggle from week to week trying to make... Read More

Five Secrets for Long-term Financial Success

Future financial success is not a guarantee that any one... Read More

The Joys of Address Labels

Address labels are many things to many different people. If... Read More

Financial Fitness - Are You Exercising the Right Muscles to become Financially Fit?

Are your financial muscles well toned and healthy or flabby... Read More

Estate Planning Basics

You have probably accomplished a great deal with your life.... Read More