Warning: Your identity is about to be stolen

More than 10 million Americans are victimized by identity theft every year, according to a study conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center in 2003 and 2004. A statistical analysis on identify theft, The Aftermath Study was created by the group to further determine ways to combat the crime.

According to the study, the post-identity theft recovery time can last as few as three hours and up to 5,840 hours depending on the severity of the identity crime, which varies from a missing credit card to social security card fraud.
To learn about a few simple precautions to avoid being an identity theft victim, read a short article at parade.com. Very simple and easy suggestions that could save you thousands of hours and dollars getting your life back in order.

You’ve just had your identity stolen! NOW what?

Have you been a victim of identity theft? If not, it may just be a matter of time before you are.

ID theft can be more than the inconvenience of disputing fraudulent charges on your credit card bill. For some, it can take YEARS to get your financial affairs back in order.

Sheryl Harris of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has written an excellent article on how to clean up the mess of ID theft. Click here to read it now.

Your bank’s ATM – cause of identity theft?

An identity thief was nabbed in North Ridgeville – a small community about 25 minutes west of Cleveland.

Using a device called a “skimmer,” he acquired the information from the magnetic stripe on each bank customer's card and then used a remote camera to record the PIN as it was entered.

To learn how this is done, how to recognize a “skimmer” attached to an ATM and how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, read the informative article at: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/atm/atmcamera.asp

Do you have any tips to avoid identity theft? Please leave your comment – below.