Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Identity Theft Suspect Gives Up After TV Story Runs

this is an audio post - click to play

A California man accused of stealing death benefits
from a Marine's widow turns himself in to police.


It seems the sobering view of himself on the local
television news along with a $1,000 reward encouraged
him to join his two other identity thief accomplices
in jail.

Speed
- the very weapon identity
thieves use against their victims - now
can be used effectively against thieves, too.

Speed in discovering you've become an identity
theft
victim as well as the timeliness of your
reporting to
authorities can make for a substantial
difference in the level of damage committed against
your financial status.

So, our tip for today is to put a "trip wire" in
place on your credit report to trigger personal
alerts to be expedited to you via your wireless
or email access devices when an identity thief
attempts to abuse your financial identity for
social security number (ssn) or credit
fraud.

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