Cyber Fraud & Identity Theft Prevention

Written by Guy Hartmann

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Check your credit report at least once a year. Have a fraud alert put on your accounts. This is a flag that asks creditors to contact you before opening any new accounts. This may impede opening instant accounts. But,repparttar security seems well worthrepparttar 127554 inconveinance. You can also order credit watch services from them that contact you when there is unusual activity. Here are links torepparttar 127555 big three: Equifax Credit Information Services,Inc. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. TransUnion

You can also contact your financial institutions and ask about their information opt out programs. This takes you off any lists that they sell or trade. Especially do this with any accounts that you do online transactions with. Another good way to shield your privacy is to contactrepparttar 127556 Direct Marketing Association in New York to opt out of their member's lists. Userepparttar 127557 links to find out how to opt out of each type: Email Telemarketing Regular Mail

This was just a short plain primer on protecting yourself. There are other options out there as well. If you stop and think,repparttar 127558 time you spend on prevention will most likely be alot less than any spent on repairing damage. Your brain and your computer aren't all that different.

The average person only uses about 10% of either. Tweakrepparttar 127559 10% you use.

Guy Hartmann has a degree in Community Education and has over 20 years experience in the fields of education and community development. He is a regular contributor at

The truth about 1-900 numbers

Written by David Bell

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There are really two big problems with 900 number's. The first is perception. 900 number's seem really idiotic to most people. If you have a great business idea or way to make money, 900 number's would probably be one ofrepparttar worst places to advertise. How many friends do you have that call 900 number's each month? How many 900 number's did you call last month? These arerepparttar 127553 sorts of things you have to think of when you are going to start a business. If you would never userepparttar 127554 services, why would anybody else? This is something that people like Don Lapre would never tell you. Don lapre just wants you to think that 900 numbers are just a big cash cow. Notrepparttar 127555 reality. The other thing is money. You need a lot of money to really get a 900 numbers going. Starting with $500 isn't going to do it. You need a heck of a lot more than that. Most ofrepparttar 127556 big company's have $500,000 monthly advertising budgets (that's even out of my league.) You are much better off getting into direct marketing, network marketing, internet marketing or even real estate investing over dealing with 900 numbers I hope this helps in your future marketing decisions.

David Bell is Manager, Online Marketing, at , a leading Search Engine Optimization services firm and Advertising Agency.

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