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Criminal Identity Theft: The Silent Assassin

Monday, January 15th, 2018

When I talk about Criminal Identity Theft, the one question I get the most is, “Well,isn’t all identity theft criminal?”. Well, yes it is. But, there is a specific type of identity theft that is labeled “Criminal Identity Theft”. I call it the “Silent Assassin” of Identity Theft. The reason is that it is the type of identity theft that is virtually undetectable to the victim. Most people that are victims are unaware until it is too late.

Identity Theft Tips For The Holidays

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Identity thieves know this so they are out hitting mailboxes if there are any signs that you are gone. Think about it, if you have a weeks worth of mail sitting in your mailbox it is very likely that there is enough info in there for someone to steal your identity. Bank statements, credit card statements, etc. Also, a full mailbox and an empty driveway are an open invitation for burglary.Luckily the USPS has a hold mail service, just go to

Equifax Breach Update

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Yes, equifax did get hacked back in May or June of this year.

Yes, it was over 143,000,000 people’s information.

Yes, they claim that they did not know about these hacks until July.

Yes, they waited until September to release the information that they had been hacked.

Yes, they did offer FREE Credit Monitoring through Trusted ID for 1 year.

Yes, Equifax owns Trusted ID.

Yes, after your FREE year at Trusted ID, it goes up to 17.00 a month.


Saturday, September 9th, 2017

So here’s the deal. An estimated 140-150 million, yes I said million, people’s information were obtained by a hack into the Equifax website. The information obtained were names, social security numbers, date of birth, address, and in some cases even driver’s license information. In the cases of over 200,000 people, their credit card information was also obtained. That is just ridiculous. But wait, it gets even better…

Craziest Identity Theft Ever

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

I  guess it’s about that time……I get the question a lot. “So, What happened with your lawsuit?” I’ve  been staying pretty quiet about it. But here goes. I never even got my day in court. You see, I have learned the hard way. What we call the justice system, or the judicial system, is nothing […]

Identity Theft Checklist

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


1. Do you ever bank online?

2. Are you prior military with a VA file?

3. Are you on any form of social media?

4. Have any of your email accounts ever been “hacked”?

5. Have you ever lost or mis-placed your smart-phone, laptop, or other mobile device?

6. Did you shop at Target or Nordstrom’s this last holiday season?

7. Have you ever received a letter from your bank, hospital, or anyone else notifying you of a security breach? (if you have, 1 in 4 of the recipients of that letter were victims)

8. Have you ever been arrested for any reason? That’s how they got me, and my case was dismissed without even having to go to court.

9. Shop online?

10. Ever lost your wallet or checkbook?

11. Ever left your mail in the mailbox overnight? Or even for a weekend retreat? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

I would bet that you answered “YES” to at least 1-3 of these. If that is the case, then your identity is at risk. It’s not your fault really. These Identity Thieves are tricky and it really is virtually undefendable. But it sure is a lot of heartache for the victims. The time you have to put in just to fix your credit or reputation is crazy. The average is somewhere around 300 hours of leg-work. And it is so frustrating.

Background Checks Cause Problems For Employment

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It does happen: You go in for a job interview. You feel like you nailed it. Then you get the call (if you’re lucky) letting you know that your background check showed something shocking. They don’t know what to believe, they go with someone else. Then you get to start on that horrendous journey of […]

Identity Theft… Are you a victim? Are you sure?

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Are you a victim of Identity Theft? ARE YOU SURE? 6 YEARS! That’s how long I was a victim and did not even know it. Oh, I had been notified only a few months after it had originally happened…. By being fired from my job! I went through all of the steps that I knew […]

Avoid identity theft

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Avoid Identity Theft 1. Keep personal info such as SSN, Birth Certificate, and any other identifiers in a safe place. AND only give this information when necessary. 2. Ladies, guard your purse with your life…Gentlemen, while in congested areas such as busy downtown areas, malls, airports, and bus stations, keep wallet in a front pocket. […]

Chesapeake man sues in 13-year fight to clear his name

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

By Matthew Bowers The Virginian-Pilot © February 26, 2011 CHESAPEAKE John Shelby thought his new bosses at an El Paso, Texas, casino were playing around when they withdrew their job offer for him to manage three of their bars. They weren’t. A background check showed he was a felon, and he was supposed to be […]

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