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Staying “safely public” includes protecting your personal information even from the privacy of your home. Learn how to protect yourself from online identity theft.

Identity Safety While Traveling

Travelers often carry credit cards, passports, and other official forms of personal identification that, if lost, put them at a high risk for identity theft. Further, vulnerable tourists are popular targets for criminals. Travelers must be diligent in their efforts to protect themselves and take extra precaution with items most likely to be stolen while traveling.

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    • Wise Up Your Smartphone April 26, 2012
      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 [...] […]
    • Protecting Yourself While on Vacation April 11, 2012
      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 [...] […]
    • Steps to Take if a You’re a Victim of Tax Fraud March 20, 2012
      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 [...] […]
    • Identity Theft During Tax Season February 29, 2012
      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 [...] […]
    • Don’t Throw Away Your Identity February 13, 2012
      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 [...] […]