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Identity theft

How To Prevent Becoming an Identity Theft Victim

More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen.

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Reformed Identity Thief Helps Mainers Avoid Being Scam Victims

He conned bank tellers, doctors, lawyers and a major airline and last week, reformed identity thief Frank Abagnale shared tips with Mainers on how to avoid becoming scam victims.

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Holiday shopping: Internet ‘conveniences’ give me a headache

Statements are pages long, with charges for items we can’t even begin to identify. Have you taken a really close look at your phone bill lately?

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Is your doctor’s office the most dangerous place for data?

Those medical forms you give the receptionist and send to your health insurer provide fertile ground for criminals looking to steal your identity.

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4 steps that help guard against identity theft

The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here’s a sample of what experts advise: 1: Protect your Social Security Number: Ask if it is absolutely necessary to give out before you put it on a form at the doctor’s office. See […]

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

The Target hack during 2013’s Black Friday shopping weekend was just one in a wave of data breaches that have exposed more than 100 million customer records.

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