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Identity Theft in Mississippi

Mississippi MapCriminals in Mississippi are hoping that you will give them easy access to your social security number, your birth date, your address, and any other personal information. They hope to use it to get liposuction and knee replacements, to make extravagant purchases using many credit cards, to get a new job using your good reputation, and even to steal your tax refund!

Where do they get this access to your information, making you a victim of identity theft? You may be giving them everything they need with what you do online. Do you give away personal information on social media channels, enough that they can guess the answers to your “challenge” questions on your bank account? Have you clicked on a link in an email supposedly from your credit card company and then entered your account number and password? Even using an unencrypted Wi-Fi connection to conduct sensitive business can make identity theft a part of your life.

These crimes can also happen with information stolen offline. Thieves can steal mail you’ve left in your curbside mailbox, find names and other details left on prescription bottles you’ve put in the recycling box, or dig through your trash to find out where you bank and how much money you usually keep on deposit.

Fortunately, Mississippi residents can not only be more careful with the information they make available to others, but they can also use the services offered by Identity Theft Protection companies. Such services include round-the-clock, detailed monitoring of customers' social security numbers, bank accounts, and other information, allowing any unauthorized activities to be noticed and handled quickly. In this way, you can make it less likely that you will be one of the more than 2,000 people in Mississippi who will likely report having been victims of identity theft this year.


'Why is PayPal demanding money from me when I was the victim of a £527 identity theft scam'

Ms P had contacted us to report a fraudulent account that ... To glean information about potential identity theft victims, fraudsters may trawl through social networking sites, rummage through dustbins and recycling boxes and garner personal data through ...

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 23:12:00 GMT

Synthetic-identity fraud - - The News for South Mississippi

If you would like to monitor your credit to prevent identity theft and see your credit reports and scores, check out Credit Manager by MoneyTips. As defensive tactics against identity theft increase, criminals are shifting toward a new tactic synthetic ...

Published:  Tue, 08 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT

LegalShield Provider Law Firm Attorneys Elected to Group Legal Services Association Board of Directors

He is licensed in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi and maintains an active docket in ... America's leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 04:45:00 GMT

A Telecom Loophole Lets This Shady Company Give Anyone's Location to the Cops

Corey Hutcheson was elected sheriff of Mississippi County, Missouri, in 2016, but the FBI was reportedly investigating him as far back as 2014 when he was just a deputy. He was indicted last year on 11 counts of identity theft and he has many other ...

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 09:50:00 GMT

Fraudster steals Perth mum's identity after illegally porting her mobile number

Ms Britten first became aware something was amiss when she ... information very seriously and is "acutely aware" of the difficulties that can arise from identity theft and similar criminal activity. "iiNet has standard procedures concerning customer ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 20:19:00 GMT

Poppy's legal-battle woes are years in the making

Can a living art project be found guilty of identity theft That's the question posed in the case ... through the Poppy project, Mr. Mixter and Ms. Pereira as Poppy, deliberately copied Mars Argo's identity, likeness, expression of ideas, sound ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 07:15:00 GMT

Kenya: Children Playing With Your Phone Can Wipe Your Bank Account Clean - Expert

We don't," she said. Besides this, a child could also unknowingly click on web links that are circulated by scammers for identity theft. Ms Omanga was speaking in Nairobi at the launch the 2018 edition of the Kaa Chonjo Card, Mobile and Online safety ...

Published:  Tue, 08 May 2018 06:52:00 GMT

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