How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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Equifax: 800-525-6285 Experian: 888-397-3742 TransUnion: 800-680-7289 2. Close all ofrepparttar accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently. Use an ID Theft Affidavit when disputing new unauthorized accounts. The credit bureaus will help you with this step. 3. File a police report. Get a copy ofrepparttar 139187 police report to submit to your creditors and others that may require proof ofrepparttar 139188 crime. If you don't filerepparttar 139189 police report you may have trouble proving this actually happened. 4. File your complaint withrepparttar 139190 FTC. The FTC maintains a database of identity theft cases used by law enforcement agencies for investigations. Filing a complaint also helps them learn more about identity theft andrepparttar 139191 problems victims are having. Visitrepparttar 139192 Federal Trade Commission's Web site at http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft . The FTC provides educational materials and self-help tools, as well as an online reporting form. The FTC also maintains a toll-free hotline at 1-877-ID-THEFT, with consumer counselors available to assist victims. If you've had bank accounts set up fraudulently in your name, call these check guarantee companies: Telecheck at 800-366-2425; andrepparttar 139193 International Check Services Company at 800-526-5380. They can flag your file so that counterfeit checks will be refused. If your crime was email related,repparttar 139194 best place to report email scams is The Internet Fraud Complaint Center or (IFCC). They are a partnership betweenrepparttar 139195 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) andrepparttar 139196 National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Their web address is: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov The bottom line is keep any personal information about you private so you won't become a new victim of this terrible crime. Using these tips to learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and reporting it torepparttar 139197 proper authorities will give you a better chance of avoiding this nightmare for you and everyone around you.

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How to Fight Spyware

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There are a few other ways to learn how to fight spyware. Go into Microsoft's windowsupdate.com site at least once a month to make sure your system hasrepparttar latest security patches. It just takes a few minutes and this alone can save your computer. It's very important to run and keep your anti-virus programs up to date. But with spyware and adware asrepparttar 139186 number one danger facing computer users today, you need to arm yourself with spyware protection software and keep it updated. Our site as well as many other spyware sites offer to kill spyware free to get rid ofrepparttar 139187 spyware and adware that you have on your computer now. But if you don't install spyware protection software, a spyware program could reinstall automatically within minutes from being cleaned from your computer. You and your family deserve to be able to surfrepparttar 139188 Internet without your privacy being at risk. If you really want to fight spyware, invest into quality spyware protection software and keep this threat away from your computer.

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This article is provided by http://www.spyware-information.com where you will find free spyware cleaners, downloads, removal software, valuable tips and updated articles about adware and spyware removal programs to protect your identity. For other informative spyware and adware articles go to http://spyware-information.com/articles_1.html


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