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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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Social Security Numbers and Identity Theft

Social Security Numbers and Identity Theft

It probably goes without saying, but your social security number is extremely important. You need your SSN to apply for credit, receive government benefits, verify your identity, receive retirement income and more. Obviously, if a thief has access to your social security number, your identity can be seriously ...

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What Is Business ID Theft and How to Fight Back

What Is Business ID Theft and How to Fight Back

In a 2012 nationwide survey by the Ponemon Institute, 74% of small and medium sized business reported online banking fraud. Identity theft is no longer limited to consumers. Criminals are finding business identity theft to be an easier and more lucrative option. It is imperative to protect your company on many fronts, ...

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How Does Identity Theft Work?

How Does Identity Theft Work?

Identity theft is a persistent problem that is only growing in magnitude. In 2014 alone there were over 300,000 complaints of identity theft and $1.7 million paid towards theft. That number is going to continue to rise as new technology emerges that makes it easier for your identity to be stolen. There are numerous ...

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What is Credit Card ID Theft? What You Need To Know

What is Credit Card ID Theft?  What You Need To Know

Identity theft comes in many forms, but credit card identity theft is one of the most common and fastest-growing. This is because, from a thief’s perspective, credit card theft is easy and profitable. A thief can purchase basically anything online using a stolen credit card – and there’s very little chance he or she ...

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How To Detect Identity Theft

How To Detect Identity Theft

If someone broke into your house and stole your stereo and TV, you’d notice as soon as you arrived back home. Likewise, if someone stole your car, you’d realize it was gone as soon as you saw the empty parking spot. Unfortunately, if someone steals your identity, the theft isn’t always so obvious. A careful thief can ...

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What Is Online Identity Theft and How Does It Occur?

What Is Online Identity Theft and How Does It Occur?

Identity theft is nothing new. In fact, criminals have pretty much always found ways to lie, cheat and otherwise trick other people into revealing personal information which they can then use to their advantage. Often, this information is used for financial gain on the part of the thief. In the early 1960s, a con man ...

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Overview of The Different Types of Identity Theft

Overview of The Different Types of Identity Theft

Identity thieves are constantly evolving and finding new ways to comprise your information. Protecting yourself against multiple types of identity theft requires knowing the methods used to acquire your personal and financial information and use it to act in your name. Once you understand how identity thieves operate, ...

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6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

When it comes to identity theft, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that anybody can be a victim of identity theft. You don’t have to be rich, famous or even have good credit. Your identity is valuable to thieves, even if your personal financial situation doesn’t seem like something anyone would want for ...

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Top 10 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft

Top 10 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft

According to the FTC, identity theft is one of the top consumer complaints. Identity theft is a major violation that not only screws up your credit, but shakes your sense of security. The worst part is, oftentimes, you’re unaware that it has happened until it’s too late. The best defense when it comes to protecting ...

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What Exactly Is Identity Theft and How To Identify It?

What Exactly Is Identity Theft and How To Identify It?

How easy is it for someone else to pretend to be you? Imagine if someone walked into your home or workplace and claimed to be you. Your family, friends and co-workers would quickly see through the obvious façade, and the attempted impersonation would fail spectacularly. Online, however, is a different story. Somebody ...

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