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Identity Theft in Idaho

Idaho MapIf you live in Idaho, you are fortunately at a relatively low risk for identity theft, as your state ranks 12th lowest in the nation for that type of crime. However, if you are one of the more than 750 people in a typical year who experience that violation of your privacy, you know that the effects can be devastating. Identity theft can result in low credit scores, the inability to secure loans for home and automobile purchases, or even more serious consequences such as false imprisonment.

To better protect yourself against identity theft, you may want to consider the services of an Identity Protection company. They offer Idaho customers 24-hour monitoring of all provided personal information, acting immediately when any suspicious activity is detected with respect to social security numbers, driver's license numbers, bank accounts, or other identifying information. They offer their clients greater peace of mind, knowing that any fraudulent activity is likely to be noticed and stopped quickly, rather than being discovered days, weeks, or even months after the fact, and after already having wreaked havoc on their credit score.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also recommends that Idahoans take several simple steps to protect against identity theft. First, keep your personal information safe offline: lock financial records and documents in a safe place (e.g. a safe or a safe deposit box at your bank), keep your purse or wallet in a safe place at work, and even destroy the labels on your prescription bottles before you discard them. Also be sure to protect your information online: encrypt your data (look for a lock symbol on the status bar of your browser), keep your passwords private and make sure they are not easy to guess (i.e. your children's names are not a good idea), and don't overshare on social media.

Identity Theft Protection services and being wise with your personal information can help decrease the likelihood that you will become a victim of identity theft crime in Idaho.


Fake ID Docs Sold On Websites Targeted By Feds

Discussions about ID theft often involve hackers and cyberattacks gaining access to consumer and payment data. But action from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday (Sept. 18) showed how ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:17:00 GMT

Protecting against ID theft on campus

WSIL -- It's a new school year and students going away to school face many challenges. One of them is identity theft. The Better Business Bureau has put together some tips to stay safe. *Have sensitiv...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:23:00 GMT

New Medicare ID cards being mailed to Idaho residents

Unveiled last Spring, the new ID card is designed to help prevent fraud and identity theft. Updated cards are now being mailed automatically at no cost to Idaho residents and should arrive within the ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:04:00 GMT

Shark Shredding Raises Awareness of ID Theft at Local Shred Events

This post was contributed by a community member. Every two seconds someone's identity is stolen. Shark Shredding has had the honor to be chosen as the local shredding company for many ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:55:00 GMT

Ex-NYPD Cop Gets 4 Years For ID Theft, Credit Card Fraud

Law360 (September 19, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A 27-year-old former New York City police officer assigned to the transit system's anti-terrorism unit was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for a ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:17:00 GMT

Cops to discuss identity theft in The Colony

... on average he gets three to four identity theft cases a week from the superstore. Murray said another detective receives between five and eight ID theft cases a week from all other parts of ...

Published:  Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:29:00 GMT


California is ranked third highest per capita with reported ID theft complaints of 140 per 100k population, according to Experian. "Identity fraud is a rampant epidemic," says Matthew Fehling, CEO of ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:31:00 GMT

Kelihos botnet operator jailed for account theft, ID trading in the Dark Web

A Russian man has pleaded guilty for running the Kelihos botnet which was used to facilitate a massive spam and credential-harvesting operation worldwide. On Wednesday, US law enforcement said that Pe...

Published:  Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:28:44 GMT

Marijuana raid allegedly turns up ID theft ring

HURLETON - An investigation into potential marijuana growing by a squatter, ended up busting an alleged identity theft ring. Butte County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant Thursday at a home ...

Published:  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:22:00 GMT

Stealing A Child's Identity Is Easier And More Common Than You Think

A survey found 1 million children were victims of identity theft in 2017. ID theft expert Adam Levin says with a child's social security number and other details, a thief can get credit cards ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:59:00 GMT

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