New Website Gives Tools to Fight Back Against Identity Theft
The incidents of identity theft continue to grow despite efforts by financial institutions and law enforcement.
Data compiled by the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau suggests that more than 30 million people fell victim to identity theft in the past five years. The good news is that while the incidents continue to increase, the amount of money being stolen per victim is dropping. Thatís because consumers are getting savvier about this crime.
One new blog, www.IdentityTheftToday.net, is helping consumers fight back against such criminals by giving them the latest news and information about this growing crime. The site compiles articles from around the nation, gives tips on how to avoid being a victim, and gives consumers the straight scoop about identity theft prevention services.
Identity theft crooks continue to change their tactics, making it vital to keep up on the latest news and information about this crime. The more consumers know about what the crooks are doing, the better prepared they can be when they come across one of their despicable plans.
Not only does identity theft lead to losses in money, but can create a nightmare for the individual. The thieves take out loans and credit cards under someone elseís name, using their data and good credit history, and destroying it overnight. Straightening out the mess caused by these criminals can take months. In fact, the average person spent 600 hours resolving issues caused by identity thieves.
Experts agree that the more consumers know about what the thieves are doing, the better the chances are to avoid becoming another victim.
For more information, go to: www.IdentityTheftToday.net.
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