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Identity Theft in Tennessee

Tennessee MapIf you live in Tennessee, you might not know that 4,370 people in your state reported being victims of identity theft in a recent 12-month time frame, representing a rate of 69.4 cases for every 100,000 people in the population. You may also be unaware of the disruptive, invasive nature of this type of crime as criminals steal personal information and use it to make expensive purchases, get jobs, rent apartments or get mortgages, or obtain costly medical treatments like hip replacements and cosmetic dental work.

Repairing this invasion of your privacy and security can take considerable amounts of time and money as you work to reestablish your credit rating and your good name.

How can you and other residents of Tennessee protect yourself from ever becoming victims of identity theft? One of the most thorough means of protection is the use of Identity Theft Protection services. These companies keep a close watch over customers' personal information - names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, and other financial accounts - and have the ability to flag any potential unauthorized activity almost instantaneously. This makes it less likely that an identity thief can use your information for days, weeks, or months at a time, leaving you with an expensive mess to sort out.

Naturally, you also have to be smart and protect your information. If you are asked to provide private details over the phone or by email, make sure that it is through a contact you have initiated yourself - and be aware that most companies do not ask you to download files online or to disclose social security numbers or passwords over the phone to "fix a problem". When in doubt, you can always contact those companies directly using trusted contact information (e.g. a customer service number on the back of your credit card, or a URL given on a monthly account statement) to see if there really was an issue.

If you live in Tennessee, you can prevent identity theft and avoid this attack on your reputation and your credit score.


Raoul, 30 other AGs urge FTC to tighten identity theft protections

"We must keep in place federal protections for consumers to guard against identity theft and protect their finances ... They cite a case from 2008, in which a Tennessee student reset the password for ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:25:00 GMT

AG urges feds to continue identity theft rules

The attorneys general suggest that Identity Theft Rules are essential in reducing the harm that ... Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:38:00 GMT

Man arrested for identity theft looked nothing like victim: cops

A Tennesee man was busted for identity theft after he made it "plainly ... Mitchell, 20, of Nashville, Tennessee, after he tried to use a stolen debit card at a bar on Thursday.

Published:  Mon, 04 Feb 2019 07:26:00 GMT

Frosh signs letter to strengthen identity theft rules

The letter cites the proliferation of identity theft in many states and the growth in technology ... Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:19:00 GMT

(Not) separated at birth: Red-bearded, blond, black-browed man charged with ID theft while carrying vic's wallet

When asked for further I.D., he whipped out a Tennessee driver's license ... Mitchell was charged with identity theft and held on $25,000 bond. He's due in court on Monday, according to court records.

Published:  Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:00:00 GMT

Man charged with identity theft "ślooked nothing like his victim'

When you look as distinctive as this it's probably not a good idea to enter a life of crime involving identity theft ... Mitchell, from Nashville, Tennessee, denied using the licence but ...

Published:  Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:54:00 GMT

Tennessee man going viral for "Ken Doll" mugshot

A man's mug shot out of Tennessee is going viral on the internet for his resemblance to the Ken Doll. Julian Mitchell was arrested at a bar in Nashville and is facing possible charges for identity the...

Published:  Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:44:00 GMT

2 arrested with 100 fake credit cards at Costa Mesa hotel plead not guilty in ID theft and fraud case

Nguyen pleaded not guilty to five felony counts including second-degree burglary, access-card forgery and other fraud- and identity theft-related crimes, as well as two misdemeanor counts of using cre...

Published:  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:35:00 GMT

Community Health Systems Reaches Settlement over 2014 Breach of 4.5M

February 04, 2019 - Tennessee-based Community Health Systems ... And those who experienced identity theft or fraud due to the cyberattack will receive up to $5,000. The lawsuit counsel also ...

Published:  Mon, 04 Feb 2019 07:23:00 GMT

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