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One step towards protecting your privacy is to delete the cookies in your browser. This article walks you through the process of doing just that on the three leading Internet browsers.
Not so long ago, losing your mobile phone meant the additional expense of replacing it and possibly, someone charging up additional minutes on your bill. Today the stakes are higher. With the ownership of smartphones on the rise, the ability to store more information on your phone can now lead to identity theft opportunities if [...] […]
Spring is here and for many that means gearing up for a bit of rest and relaxation with a spring break vacation or, at the very least, planning a fun-filled trip in the summer months to come. However, the planning shouldn’t stop at selecting your dream destination and accommodations. Unfortunately, identity thieves are everywhere, and [...] […]
We previously discussed the issue of identity theft when it comes to filing taxes. Identity thieves use other people’s Social Security numbers (SSN) to file tax returns and claim refunds that aren’t theirs to take. If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tells you it already has a return for your SSN when you file your [...] […]
With most things in life, where there’s a will, there’s a way. And, identity theft is no exception. Identity thieves are always on the prowl for ways to scam the system at the expense of innocent individuals, even when it comes to filing taxes. A recent story in The Los Angeles Times reported that the [...] […]
It’s easy to realize that there is an endless array of technology-enabled methods identity thieves can use to steal your identity, but it’s important to realize identity theft is also easily accomplished through low-tech methods. MyID.com™ helps to protect you online. But offline, it’s important that you take measures to steer clear of becoming a [...] […]