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In today’s modern and technology driven world, identity theft has become disturbingly common. This is in large part to the stunning advancements in technology that have been made in recent years. While we are more connected than ever, it is easier than ever to become a victim of identity theft, most the time without even realizing it until it’s too late.

ID Theft Authority was created with one goal in mind. To help consumers avoid identity theft with helpful tips and guides, and to provide detailed reviews on the best ID theft protection companies.

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Top 10 Identity Theft Protection Companies

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Wells Fargo ID Protection Review

Wells Fargo Identity Protection

Wells Fargo's identity theft protection plans offer pretty similar features to other services available. Daily credit monitoring, fraud alerts, and recovery assistance are all included. But its important to note that this is not a comprehensive ID theft prevention service. No black market web site surveillance, public record monitoring, SSN monitoring, or other key features that help prevent ID theft from occurring. In short, nothing really differentiates this service from its competitors, and it's lacking in several key areas.

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Government Cyber Security Policies Do More Harm Than Good

Government Cyber Security Policies Do More Harm Than Good

We’re not saying that your government is out to get you. What we are saying is that many of the latest cyber security policies instituted by government agencies around the world, ostensibly for the good of the nation, cause more harm to their citizens than good. Especially in the long run. We look at three of ...

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What You Need to Know About Bank Teller Identity Theft 

What You Need to Know About Bank Teller Identity Theft 

It might sound like something out of an action movie – but it’s not. Bank tellers at financial institutions around the country have been caught in the act of identity theft. While draining funds from a customer account might once have required an elaborate heist, the prominence of electronic banking makes such ...

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Common Passwords that Increase the Chances of Being Hacked!

Common Passwords that Increase the Chances of Being Hacked!

When the Internet was first introduced, it was new and for some, quite confusing. As people figured out what they could do, they also discovered that securing their information was a must. The best way to do this was by creating a password. At this point in time, the most common password used was “123456,” or ...

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Credit Card Fraud vs Identity Theft: What’s the Difference?

Credit Card Fraud vs Identity Theft: What’s the Difference?

It is not uncommon for people to confuse identity theft and credit card fraud, or to think they are one-in-the-same. The fact is, they aren’t and understanding the difference is essential to fully understand the seriousness of each issue. When you get to know the basics and how you can protect yourself, you will ...

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What To Do When You Lose Your Wallet or Purse

What To Do When You Lose Your Wallet or Purse

If you have ever lost your purse or wallet, you know the sense of panic it can create. Today, most people carry half of their lives in their wallet. ID cards, insurance information, debit and credit cards, money – everything is in this. If all this information falls into the wrong hands, it can wind up being ...

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Keeping Your ID Safe on Hotel WiFi Networks

Keeping Your ID Safe on Hotel WiFi Networks

When you check into a hotel, you may assume that the company is going to keep you, as well as your valuables safe, by not sharing keys to your room with others and providing you a safe for your belongings. However, there may be a much larger threat lurking in this rented space. The free WiFi connection that the ...

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Selling Your iPhone? Here’s How to Clear it of Personal Data!

Selling Your iPhone? Here’s How to Clear it of Personal Data!

If you love Apple products, one of the most exciting times of the year is when the new model is released. However, you still have to do something with that old phone you have lying around. While there are some companies that will buy it back or provide a discount on your new phone if you trade it in, others just let ...

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5 Popular Identity Theft Scams and How to Avoid Them

5 Popular Identity Theft Scams and How to Avoid Them

Identity theft has been a consistent problem in the United States in recent years, and the numbers don’t seem to be trending toward any significant improvement. According to a late 2015 analysis from the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, roughly 17.6 million U.S. citizens fell victim to identity theft in 2014. This ...

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Teaching Your Child About ID Theft

Teaching Your Child About ID Theft

It seems uncanny that children, especially infants and toddlers, could become victims of identity theft. A 2012 child ID theft study by AllClear ID showed that children were 35 times more likely to be victims of identity theft than adults. Thieves find it less risky to steal from a child’s identity than targeting an ...

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Tax Refund Season is ID Theft Season: IRS PIN System Fails

Tax Refund Season is ID Theft Season: IRS PIN System Fails

The April 15th tax filing deadline means it's open season for tax refund thieves. Each year, hundreds of thousands—if not millions of taxpayers become victims of tax refund identity theft—many of them for two years’ running. Those who file regular tax returns and typically get annual tax refund checks aren’t the only ...

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