The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is overwhelming: millions without power, 38 deaths and thousands of canceled flights. Many organizations—government, private and nonprofit—are rushing to reach those in need. Unfortunately, so are scammers who prey on people when they are at their most desperate.
IDentity Theft 911 has compiled a list of scams to avoid and a few, easy tips to make sure your good name stays intact:
However, the harsh reality is that medical identity theft is a growing problem nationwide.
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Q: Facebook a new service, Facebook Gifts, that allows users to send Starbucks gift cards, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, GUND teddy bears and other knickknacks for events like birthdays, job promotions and anniversaries. (The Palo Alto, Calif., social networking giant has plans to add more types of gifts every day.) Are there any risks from a cybercrime or identity theft perspective that new users should be aware of?
We have to thank the good people at for putting together the above video. The simple premise makes an excellent point: Everything an identity thief needs to hijack your life is freely available online.
The banking group hired an actor to play Dave, a psychic, and brought people in off the street for a reading under the guise that it was all being taped for a television show. Names of best friends, colors of motorcycles, how much one young lady has spent on clothes and the personal details of another young woman’s sex life are all “divined” by Dave the psychic.