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April 14, 2011

Debt tagging occurs when debt collectors target the wrong person for a debt. These cases exact a toll on victims, particularly in the wake of the financial crisis, by damaging credit and taking months to resolve.

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April 14, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

Are you being tracked online? The answer is yes. There are financial incentives for everyone from malicious hackers, to scheming governments, to an industry that has found a way to monetize your digital habits.

Behavioral marketing—delivering ads to consumers based on their activity online—is...

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April 13, 2011

It seems too blatantly unjust to be true: You receive a debt collection letter stating that you owe money. The collection agency starts calling you, repeatedly, demanding payment. You tell them the account isn’t yours, but they keep insisting it is. Finally, your credit score takes a hit, and you spend months cleaning up the mess.

Unfortunately, “...

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April 8, 2011

by Adam Levin

Spot Quiz: What does the word epsilon mean to you? It is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet. As I recall, in its lowercase form, epsilon stands for elasticity, among economists. There might even be a fictional spy named Epsilon.

I’ll bet that up until a few days ago you didn’t know that Epsilon was also the name of a company that has...

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April 8, 2011

Don't be fooled by snake oil marketing from some ID theft companies. Identity Theft 911 founder and chairman Adam Levin discusses what is being done to curb misleading claims, including a set of standards developed by a working group under the Consumer Federation of America.

April 8, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel

Some consumers are getting inundated with email warnings that their personal information may have been compromised in the Epsilon data breach.

Hackers continue to probe systems for vulnerabilities, while businesses fail to sufficiently secure customer data and, as a result, data breaches occur on a daily basis. The lack of protection of your valuable information is aggravating, and it demonstrates...

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