Best Identity Theft in Vermont in 2019

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Identity Theft in Vermont

Vermont has the seventh lowest rate of identity theft in the United States, with approximately 44 cases reported for every 100,000 people in the state population. In one recent year, 277 Vermonters claimed to have been victims of this type of crime.

For those who wish to protect themselves more thoroughly against having their personal information stolen and used by criminals, Identity Theft Protection services offer customers around-the-clock supervision of their social security numbers, addresses, and other account numbers, flagging any potentially unauthorized activity and making sure any breaches are stopped before they can escalate into larger-scale problems.

Vermonters can also be sure to protect their identity using a few simple strategies. Keeping track of their social security numbers - one of thieves' favorite data points for obtaining new lines of credit, getting employment, and even filing false tax returns to claim taxpayer refunds for themselves - is an excellent safeguard. Social security cards should not be regularly carried in wallets and purses, but rather left at home.

For those who use Medicare, a copy of the card can be made and carried along, with all but the last four digits of the SSN blacked out on the copy. Also, when preparing to discard a laptop or other device, Vermonters should make sure to take any steps recommended by the manufacturer to clear personal data before the device goes to another user or is recycled. Finally, even something as small as removing labels from prescription medication bottles before recycling them can stop would-be thieves from getting information they need.

If a Vermonter believes that they have been the victim of identity theft, they should file a report both with the local police department as well as the Federal Trade Commission.

While identity theft is not as common in Vermont as it is in many other states, it is still wise for residents to take the precautions they can to make it even less likely that they will be impacted by this kind of criminal activity.

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Identity Theft In The News

'I was brainwashed': Allen ISD teacher loses almost $50K in identity theft scam

An Allen teacher lost nearly $50,000 last month after a scammer told her that her identity had been stolen. Leslie Wilbanks, a math and physical education teacher at Curtis Middle School in Allen, was ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:26:00 GMT



States With The Most And Least Identity Theft

With the widespread use of the internet, identity theft has become much more common. The number of identity theft reports shot up from about 86,000 in 2001 to a peak of 490,000 reports in 2015 ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:22:00 GMT



Chicago man stole a Nashville resident's ID, used it at a Glenview car dealership to try to buy a vehicle for his wife: Prosecutors

A Chicago man has been sentenced to five years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to felony forgery and identity theft charges for using a Nashville man's identity last year to try and buy a new ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:30:00 GMT



IRS' Outdated App Security Leaves Taxpayers at Risk of Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

The agency is updating identity verification controls for its suite of web applications, but the effort won't be wrapped up until 2023. The IRS is nearly a year behind on rolling out online security ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Springfield woman facing 43 counts of theft, identity theft and forgery

A 31-year-old Springfield woman is facing more than 40 charges of identity theft, theft and forgery, after an alleged six-week crime spree involving bad checks and more than $30,000. Crystal Nichole ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:16:00 GMT



Global Identity Theft Protection Services Market 2019: key Vendors, Trends, Analysis, Segmentation, Forecast to 2024

WiseGuyReports.com adds "Identity Theft Protection Services Market 2019 Global Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting to 2024" reports to its database. Global Identity ...

Published:  Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:43:00 GMT





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1 - If your LifeLock plan includes credit reports, scores, and/or credit monitoring features ("Credit Features"), two requirements must be met to receive said features: (i) your identity must be successfully verified with Equifax; and (ii) Equifax must be able to locate your credit file and it must contain sufficient credit history information. IF EITHER OF THE FOREGOING REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FEATURES FROM ANY BUREAU. If your plan also includes Credit Features from Experian and/or TransUnion, the above verification process must also be successfully completed with Experian and/or TransUnion, as applicable. If verification is successfully completed with Equifax, but not with Experian and/or TransUnion, as applicable, you will not receive Credit Features from such bureau(s) until the verification process is successfully completed and until then you will only receive Credit Features from Equifax. Any credit monitoring from Experian and TransUnion will take several days to begin after your successful LifeLock plan enrollment.

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