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To Prevent Online Identity Thefts. Our Agency Efforts To Inform
Individuals, Our Clients Of Online Identity Fraud.
is posting this information on our website to inform the public of
the severity and extend of Identity Fraud. We want you to be safe.
We do investigate case of identity thefts, and we'll certainly tell
you all about your options, but there are also things you can do to
protect your information that won't cost you a thing..
This is Information Is Not To Be Considered Legal Advice.
What To Do.
Enroll All Your Domains in Domain Privacy. Public Records
indicate that a domain which is not enrolled in our domain privacy
service may provide scammers personal information. Domain
privacy" may actually be a misnomer -- it's not the domain itself
that's in need of protection; it's your personal information that's
publicly available whenever someone does a "whois" lookup online.
Harvesting "whois" information is an easy way for identity thieves
to impersonate you. We encourage you to be permanently enrolled in
STEP 2. Protect
Yourself Against Spyware. Spy ware is malware downloaded to your
computer or website, without your knowledge or consent, that runs in
the background and collects information about you: Make sure
whatever anti-virus program you're running on your personal
computers includes spyware protection, as well. Some companies, such
as Lavasoft or STOPzilla, will offer a basic anti-spyware service
for free, while charging for advanced protection.
Use Caution When Entering Information Online. When providing
personal or financial information online, be certain that you have a
secure connection. The URL in the address bar should change from
"http" to "https" or "shttp." A closed padlock symbol also often
indicates that the connection is secure. (If you want to make your
own website secure in this way, you may want to look into purchasing
an SSL certificate
STEP 4. Create
Strong Passwords. We realize that generating strong passwords, not
to mention keeping track of them all, can be a hassle, but it's
critical that you have strong passwords for every site you use. You
may also want to check out pwdhash.com. When you visit a site that
requires you to create a password, enter a simple password you'll
remember, but before you submit it, run the PwdHash browser
extension (Firefox or Chrome), and it will invisibly generate a
custom, strong password for that site. In the end, you only need to
remember one password, which your browser is able to securely
transform into a different, strong password for each site you use.
STEP 5. Use Discretion When Sharing
Information. Use discretion when updating social media websites.
Even if you limit the number of people who have access to your
profile, tweets, etc., keep in mind that the information is still
published online and can be copied and pasted elsewhere. If anyone
ask you for personal information, make sure they are who they claim
to be and that there is a legitimate reason for the request.
STEP 6. Stop Unsolicited, "Pre-Approved"
Credit Offers. Opt out of pre-screened credit/insurance offers to
prevent potential thieves from intercepting and accepting the offers
in your name. Opting out doesn't affect your eligibility for credit
or insurance; visit OptOutPrescreen.com for more information. You
should also limit the amount of unsolicited emails you receive by
customizing your spam filter settings.. .
Shred Confidential Information. When disposing of papers with
account numbers or other identifying information, shred them. This
includes convenience checks that come with your credit card
statement, as well as unsolicited credit card offers.
Remain Vigilant: Review Your Accounts Regularly. Monitor your
accounts online frequently, so you can discover potential issues
without having to wait for bills or statements to come by mail.
You also may want to check out MyIDScore.com; it's a free
service that reviews how likely it is your identity is being misused
and provides ways you can reduce that risk..
The Free Money.
The Free Money, you may receive a check in the mail in regards to a
bank or credit card. It will look sincere. The check or draft will
state that the bank or credit card agency failed to refund your
account due to purchases.
The trick to this scam is for you
to deposit the check or draft into you account. The check is
normally for a very small amount of $1.37, what ever it is not worth
the cost of the mailing and check. This check is them returned to
the sender who gains information of your financial or credit card
account. Always verify the check with your financial organizations.