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Identity Theft in Missouri

Missouri MapIdentity theft is a big moneymaker in the criminal world in America, with nearly $50 billion in losses reported by the Federal Trade Commission each year. In Missouri, more than 3,800 residents became victims in a recent year, at a rate of 64.3 people out of every 100,000 people in the state.

What can Missouri residents do to better protect themselves against identity theft? First, they should secure their electronic devices. Security software - anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewalls - should be a priority. Smartphones, tablets, and computers need to be password-protect to prevent unauthorized access, and all passwords used on those devices or anywhere online should not be easy to guess (e.g. no names of pets or family members, not the word "password", no birth dates or home phone numbers).

Second, they should make sure not to give their social security numbers out unless absolutely necessary; even when deciding to provide that information, the requester should be able to explain why it's needed, and how they protect such data in their business. Another important safeguard is to keep financial documents and records in a safe or other secure location (e.g. safe deposit box), and to shred those documents before disposing of them.

Finally, Missouri residents should watch out for scammers impersonating banks, credit card companies, and even the IRS; there are many well-documented, fraudulent activities whereby criminals try to get customers to disclose account numbers and passwords. It is recommended that credit cardholders and bank account holders call those businesses directly, using trusted contact numbers, rather than respond to any contact not initiated by the customers themselves.

Additionally, there are a number of Identity Theft Protection services available to customers in Missouri, whereby they can have 24-hour monitoring of their credit accounts and other information. These companies also help those who have been victims of identity theft to quickly restore their credit ratings and reputations.

 

Protecting against ID theft on campus

One of them is identity theft. The Better Business Bureau has put together some ... is hosting an event for veterans who own or want to own a business. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) -- The Superintendent of ...

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



Man charged after police chase, fatal wrong-way crash on I-70

The chase began Thursday when Kansas City, Kansas, police followed a car onto a dead end street before the driver struck a police car and drove off, crossing into Missouri before ... of new law to hel...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:27:00 GMT



BBB Encourages Consumers to Be on Alert for Medicare Fraud

LOUIS, Mo. - Over the next few months ... In an attempt to protect people from identity theft, the Social Security Administration has decided to remove Social Security numbers from the new cards. Each ...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:26:00 GMT



State of Missouri: Using FireEye to Protect Vital Citizen Data

If someone with malicious intent hacks into those records, the risk of identity theft and subsequent harm is considerable. So Missouri citizens are right to expect their state to "show me" - per the s...

Published:  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:27:00 GMT



Romanian busted in Oshkosh convicted on federal charges in nationwide skimming scheme

11 on four federal charges: possession of 15 or more access devices and three counts of aggravated identity theft. The federal ... Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia using ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:02:00 GMT



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