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Don’t Fall Victim to Identity Theft: 5 Ways to Battle Mail Theft

You’re checking your mailbox when the unthinkable happens: You realize that the package or important document you were waiting for never arrived. You’ve re-checked your email for the delivery status and it says it’s been delivered. You’ve just become a target of mail theft. “This can’t be happening to me” — you think to yourself, […]

Scorpions and Human Heads: Something Bizarre Has Arrived in the Mail

Following in the footsteps of A&E’s most watched TV series of all time, “Storage Wars,” another reality show pits truck drivers against each other in order to get the bid for oddball shipments. Each episode, the cast of characters log into a shipping auction website to explore the freight needs of the week. They then […]

Enjoy Safety at Home and Away All Year

You’ve asked someone to water your plants, dropped Mr. Woofs off at the doggy hotel in town, bags are packed and you got back up sunglasses, sun block and beach towels galore. You have everything you need to bring with you to ensure a safe, comfortable and fun time while you’re traveling and have made […]

Identity Theft and Mail: Scammers Lurking!

Guest post by Garen Arnold of Report Online Scams It is so relevant that identity theft and mail fraud go hand in hand. What do I mean? Well typically a lot of fraud that has to do with identity theft roots back to people stealing your mail. I am sure that everyone knows that stealing […]

Corporate Data Breaches: Thieves Looking for Your Identity

Data breaches. They’re big news—and it’s no wonder. A single corporate data breach could affect dozens, hundreds or even thousands of employees, clients and customers of the company. And rather than decreasing, data breaches seem to be on the rise, along with an increasing identity theft trend. What are they, and how do they happen? […]

Theft Rises as the Economy Falls

Last fall, worries over the U.S. and global economy soared as stock market values hit record lows. To make matters even more dire, unemployment numbers escalated, reaching 8.1% this February—a number not seen in 25 years, according to statistics. Most financial gurus advise a hold-on attitude for the next 2-5 years while government programs and […]

Credit Card Fraud Or Identity Theft?

With thieves being so creative with their tactics, it is difficult to figure out what is identity theft and what is mere fraud. For instance, if someone takes your credit card, there are several ways they can use your number to hurt you. However, identity theft may not be one of them. Here’s the difference […]

How Do Thieves Steal Your Identity?

Identity theft has been around for centuries, but only the methods have changed today. Mail theft, forged identification numbers and database breaches have replaced clever disguises and elaborate forgeries. This crime has exploded in recent years simply because it is so easy to commit—thieves only have to pay attention, piece together a profile of you, […]