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Identity theft is a serious crime that occurs when someone uses your name, social security number, credit card number or other identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.

There are numerous ways in which identity theft can occur – money missing from your checking account, fraudulent or suspicious charges on a credit card or a new account opening in your name, to name a few.

While you cannot completely prevent ID theft from occurring, there are ways to protect yourself. Taking proactive steps now can reduce the debilitating impacts of the crime and help you restore your good name more quickly.

Education is the key. Safeguard yourself against this crime today.

Identity Theft News Headlines

Deceptive duo: Made in USA falsity and misleading COVID claims

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:21:38 -0400 - By Lesley Fair

Like peanut butter and jelly, some things just go together. Then there are things that are bad on their own and even worse when combined. A proposed FTC settlement adds a new duo to that category: false Made in USA representations and deceptive COVID claims. The case was filed by the Department of Justice on the FTC’s behalf against Adam J. Harmon and two companies he controls.

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Healthcare “plans” and “products” didn’t deliver as promised, says the FTC

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:14:58 -0400 - By Lesley Fair

It’s a discussion taking place around kitchen tables at this very moment: “What healthcare coverage is best for us – and how can we afford it?” Even with glossaries, tables, and charts ‘n’ graphs, it can be a complicated decision. Now factor in the companies that trick people into buying insurance “plans” or healthcare products that make impressive claims, but deliver less than promised – or businesses that add on fees without consumers’ express consent. Is it any wonder that people are often provoked into insur-rants?

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