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Identity Theft in Maryland

Maryland MapIdentity theft is on the rise in America, as criminals use stolen personal information to get expensive medical treatment, from facelifts to hip replacements; to rent apartments and set up utilities; to open new credit card accounts and make thousands of dollars in purchases before their victims are even aware.

Maryland experiences the 11th highest rate of identity theft in the United States: for every 100,000 individuals in the state, 91.8 will be victims of identity theft in a typical year. For the more than 5,200 people that represents, identity theft is an excruciating invasion of their privacy that often requires a significant amount of time and money to resolve.

Fortunately, residents of Maryland can do several things to protect themselves against becoming victims of identity theft. There are Identity Theft Protection companies who offer customers 24-hour monitoring of all personal information provided (e.g. bank accounts, credit card numbers, etc.) as well as rapid response to any suspicious activity detected by their advanced technologies. Many people in Maryland appreciate the greater sense of security knowing that they will find out about any security breaches within a matter of hours, rather than finding out well after the fact.

Also, there are several simple steps that most residents of Maryland can implement to better secure their personal information. Because social security numbers are one of the most useful pieces of information for identity thieves, residents should make sure to protect their SSNs very carefully; it should only be given when it is absolutely necessary, and only after determining how it will be used and protected. Driver's license details, birth dates, and addresses are also important to safeguard. Finally, being sure to not share too much information on social media can prevent identity thieves from getting the answers to "challenge" questions on bank accounts and other logins.


EZShield Launches Mobile Defense Suite

"Mobile devices positively influence and impact our personal and business lives, but they are also a gateway to identity theft and corporate data breaches," said Rich Scott, Chief Commercial Officer a...

Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:22:00 GMT

ID Agent Appoints Nick Streaker as Chief Technology Officer

BOWIE, Md.., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ID Agent, the Channel's leading provider of Dark Web monitoring and identity theft protection solutions, today announced it has appointed Nick ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT

AACO Police Looking For Suspect Of Bike Theft

(WJZ) - Police are looking to identify a suspect in a possible bike theft. The pictured ... Highway in Glen Burnie, Md. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked ...

Published:  Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:09:00 GMT

Police exchange gunfire and shoot man during auto theft ring investigation in Prince George's County

A man who fired a handgun at police investigating an auto theft ring was injured after officers returned fire Monday afternoon in Camp Springs, Md. The man is in stable ... Police have not released th...

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:28:00 GMT

Calvert to host shredding event

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - Nov. 14, 2018 - The Calvert County Department ... The shred event helps prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. All paper must be removed from ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:45:00 GMT

Police Locate Wanted Woman and Make Two Drug Arrests at WaWa in Mechanicsville

Powis from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack ... Buckler was additionally charged with Identity Theft to Avoid Prosecution for the false name she provided.

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:57:00 GMT

Maryland Ranks 4th For ID Theft In U.S.

Residents in Maryland fall victim to identity theft more often than the rest of America, and habitual procrastinators who wait to file their taxes are particularly at risk, according to a new report. ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT

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