Category Archives: Identity Theft

Free Guides for Consumers: Must Read!


In the ongoing effort to feed the mind and empower consumers I share with you yet another free resource.  In fact, several free resources in the form of pamphlets and guides from the National Consumer Law Center.  Topics covered include bankruptcy, credit reporting, identity theft, credit/debit card issues, and even Social Security.  Click here to view the …

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What’s Up With That New Credit Card You Received?


Some of you may be receiving new credit or debit cards with a chip on the front versus the usual magnetic stripe on the back.  The new technology has been introduced overseas and is just now catching on here in the United States.  The chip is designed to promote card security and prevent data breaches.  …

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Tip of the Day: Your Vehicle is Not a Safe


I would suggest you leave no vehicle documents in your vehicle except for maybe your vehicle registration and proof of safety/emissions inspections. Vehicles are insured for a reason.  They can be stolen or damaged and are quite movable.  For these reasons it always baffles me when I see people use their vehicles as a de facto filing cabinet.  …

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Making Sure You are You: Protection for your ID and Personal Info


Your good name and good credit are becoming increasingly important.  In today’s world employers, insurance companies, and others can and will check your credit report when making decisions that can affect you and your life.  We all know mistakes happen and crooks abound so it is vital that we perform periodic checks of our credit …

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