Identity Theft by Phishing
Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan
by Frank W. Abagnale

Stealing Your Life is more frightening than a gory murder mystery. Any one of us, from cradle to grave, is vulnerable to a swindle that can wreck us emotionally, cost us serious money, ruin our credit ratings, and take us years to straighten out. Identity theft is here to stay, and as long as legislators, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and individuals fail to take it seriously, the number of victims will continue to climb.

For thirty-two years, the author has been a law-abiding citizen; his criminal past, famously recounted in the book and film "Catch Me If You Can," is a distant memory. However, he knows how crooks think, and this knowledge has led to a lucrative career as a consultant for the FBI and corporations all over the world in preventing frauds and scams. Abagnale is horrified at how easy and tempting identity theft is for the budding criminal. He calls it "a crook's dream come true."

     

Identity Theft by Phishing

Identity Theft Solution

Identity Theft by Phishing * Identity Theft Solution

Identity Theft Solution - A Three-Way Street   
Carl LaFresnaye

An effective identity theft solution can't only be the work of a single entity.

You can take all the precautions necessary, for example, but if your bank does not set up a proactive identity theft solution, then your precautions may fail.

Article to continue below----------------------------------------------

Bogus Tweet Fears Dog AFL (Herald Sun)
PLAYERS have been urged to report fake Twitter accounts as internet identity theft continues to dog the AFL.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Every identity theft solution, therefore, should be the result of cooperation among the consumer, industry, and the government:
- The consumer has to be vigilant; - Industry should protect the consumer's data; and
- Government should legislate and regulate industry and consumer
standards as well as prosecute violators and identity thieves.

Identity Theft Solution - Consumer Practices

Article to continue below----------------------------------------------

Twitter Becomes More Proactive About Phishing (PC World)
Social networking site's anti-phishing service will focus on Twitter direct messages (DMs) -- private tweets addressed to a specific user -- and corresponding e-mail notifications.
Symantec Reports Surge In Phishing Attacks (V3.co.uk Via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
February saw a dramatic rise in phishing attacks and the use of current events to persuade unsuspecting web users to download malware, according to the latest monthly spam report from Symantec.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

You have several identity theft solution options, but they all have to do with either of two things: your computing habits or with the way you transmit and receive personal information.

Computing identity theft solution (i.e., Data storage, Web surfing, etc.)
- Use passwords to protect personal data
- Visit only secure websites
- Run periodic virus scans

Info transmitting/receiving identity theft solution
- Set up a Firewall to regulate the data you receive
- Ensure the way you receive bills/documents is secure
- Limit SSN and driver's license number usage by offering an alternative ID number

Identity Theft Solution - Industry Practices

Don't think that you can't control industry practices. As a consumer, you can because you always have the right to take your business elsewhere. You also have the capacity to let OTHER consumers know how dissatisfied you are with the service.

In summer of 2005, the American credit industry set up strict new identity theft solution measures in place. The aim was to create a more secure client information database that would be free from cyber-tampering.

Banks and credit companies have also began writing their clients, explaining each new identity theft safeguard they implement and alerting consumers if their data has been compromised.

Identity Theft Solution - Government Practices
Congress is in the process of crafting stricter federal laws that penalize database proprietors who have substandard security. Laws are also in place that allow you to have greater control of identity theft flashpoints like your credit, for instance. Half the states have set us Credit Alert laws so you can stop new credit cards from being opened under your name.

As far as managing your personal data in government records goes, states and federal databases have redacted your sensitive information long ago. Some states have even limited the amount of data you can access online.

Stricter identity theft solution practices have probably set e-government in America a few years back compared to countries like Singapore, for example, but considering the dangers of the alternative, not many people are complaining.

Index of Articles about Indentity Theft

What Other Authors say about Indentify Theft

The History of Identity Theft - Booming Technology, Booming Crime by

The early history of identity theft is closely allied with the history of the credit card. First appearing in American literature in the mid 1990s, identity theft's first targets were said to be consumers....

Identity Theft Statistics - Where Are You Most Vulnerable? by Carl LaFresnaye

If identity theft statistics tell us anything, it's that the more technology advances, the easier it becomes for identity thieves to wreak havoc. In California, for instance, the hotbed for counterfeiting...

Identity Theft Protection - Practical Ways to Stay Safe by Carl LaFresnaye

Sadly, many Americans only think of identity theft protection once they've been victimized. In the unfortunate tradition of closing the barn door after the horse has escaped, many of us install Firewalls,...

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Scottie Hawksworth

Millions of Americans use credit cards, take out money from savings and checking accounts, write checks, and open new bank accounts everyday. By completing these everyday tasks, many Americans put themselves...

Computer Identity Theft - Go Phish! by Carl LaFresnaye

One of the most popular computer identity theft methods today is phishing. Spelled in true hacker fashion, phishing means, well, fishing by baiting people to divulge their personal data. This mode of computer...

Credit Identity Theft - Cards Are Still Safer, But… by Carl LaFresnaye

Credit identity theft can be done in either of two ways: through a credit card or a credit line or account. An identity thief may counterfeit your card, or use your account number at a vendor website,...

Internet Identity Theft - What to Do in a Catch 22 by Carl LaFresnaye

Internet identity theft has claimed 2 million adult American victims within a recent 12-month period. Among this number, 70% used the Internet to transact business with their banks or pay bills. More than...

Identity Theft Law - Protect Yourself from Thieves by Exercising Your Rights by Carl LaFresnaye

Over the past few years, each new identity theft law seeks to protect consumers and businesses from what statistics show to be one of the fastest growing crimes in America today. Know your rights and what...

Identity Theft : Fastest-growing Crime by Michael Sanford

Identity theft is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of crime in the country, with approximately 10 million victims a year. Cases include impostors using someone's credit card number to make...

Reporting Identity Theft by Tony Robinson

Identity Theft is one of the leading crimes around the globe that is claiming the lives of millions each year. Every day a new victim finds them self fighting for their life back, while the law is moving...


Who are the CPA Moms?      Your Tax Professional Forever!!!!

“CPA Moms - Tax Moms - EA Moms" are trade names given to Accounting and Tax Professionals who chose to work in an “relaxed” environment. Some "Moms" work from home, other work from personal offices. Not all are Moms, there are some Dads. We call them Mr. Tax Moms. CPA Dads or Enrolled Agents Dads.
Each Mom is independent. Once a client starts working with a Mom, the client will keep the same “Mom” year after year regardless of where the client moves or relocates. Being in a “relaxed” environment has many advantages. Lower overhead, faster response time, more availability, etc.
To be a member a CPA Mom, Tax Moms, or an Erolled Moms the Tax Professional must ALWAYS be in good standing with their state licensing agency, experienced, and must demonstrate a high level of ethics, professionalism and proficiency.
Tax Net Inc, the parent company for all CPA Moms, Tax Moms and Enrolled Moms, developed the marketing and on-line systems to help qualified Tax Professionals who "choose" work from their “relaxed” environment and offer better service at a lower price to the consumer.
Since the “Moms” do taxes and accounting of all complexities, there is always a Mom available for every level of work. Since each Mom has a private 800 number, you are just a phone call away, regardless of where you live.
For reliability and dependability of Tax Net, Inc, the parent company of the “Moms” organization click on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) icon.

To Join CPA Moms

Click for accredited member's reliablility report.

Privacy Policy    About Us    Disclaimer    Copywrited 2005  - 2010 & Developed by  Tax Net Inc