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Stolen Social Security number used to obtain MasterCard - does my friend owe any money?

So... my friend just told me that someone used his SSN to create a MasterCard and used around $6000. So he needs quick money from me. I personally do not understand how. Even if someone can make a ...
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Do I need ID theft Insurance?

Identity theft insurance? Dave Ramsey says yes. Consumer reports (CR) says no. The complication is that Dave recommends an identity theft insurance from Zander Insurance, where as CR says to say no ...
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What could be the harm in sharing my American Express statements online?

I would like to store my American Express statements in Google Docs so that my virtual assistant can log the line items into my accounting spreadsheets. It is also handy so that they are in one place ...
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How do I freeze my credit?

If freezing your credit is a better way to protect your identity and the associated credit that goes along with it, how do I freeze my credit?
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What's the fuss about identity theft?

I know, people can steal your money, or can borrow money in your name, etc. But in the end you should be able to demonstrate that you didn't do that, right? What would worry me is somebody getting my ...
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How to keep an eye on identity theft while away and out of the country?

Greetings, I have been relocated by my company to the US and lived there for a few years. Now I'm back home. Being away I'm suspecting that I'm more susceptible to identity thefts. I'm looking for a ...
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Credit Check -> someone took out a loan in my name -> what are the next steps

I've just been made aware that there are some items on my credit history that are not mine, the largest is for over $1000. I've never used a credit card or taken out a loan, so I can be sure they are ...
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What strategies could be employed so as to avoid identity theft and credit card frauds?

Other than getting a credit card with a minimal limit and using it exclusively for online purchases, what other strategies could be employed so as to avoid identity theft and credit card frauds?
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What should I be doing to protect myself from identity theft?

You see ads all over the place for services that purport to protect you from identity theft, but my gut tells me that most of these are at best marginally effective and at worst outright scams. Are ...
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