Cyber Fraud & Identity Theft Prevention

Written by Guy Hartmann

There are many people out there that have DSL or cable connections that don't have proper firewalls or up to date antivirus programs in place. Too many think it just came withrepparttar computer. This can create a breach and your privacy violated. The General Accounting Office now puts identity theft at 750,000 victims a year. Victims spend an average of 175 painstaking hours to undorepparttar 127554 damage.

There are things you can do to protect yourself especially regarding your computer. First and foremost, don't store your personal information on your computer. Someone harvesting that kind of information can literally go through thousands of computers inrepparttar 127555 hour you spend watching your favorite television program. Virus' can infect your system and relay that information in alot less time. Make sure your firewalls and anit-virus software is up to date. If you don't have them - get them. You don't have to berepparttar 127556 most tech savy person to do it either. Forrepparttar 127557 average user, you can find security information, news and products presented in plain language at to keep yourself and your computer running current and up to date. Beware people who come asking for your personal information. This is becoming commonly known as PHISH. Services you already have do not email you asking for you to resubmit your information. PayPal had some of it's customers caught in this net recently and had to issue an email telling them not to respond. Instead of replying with your information, email them back asking for a telephone number by which to contact them directly. It is doubtful that they will respond with one. If they do, you can check outrepparttar 127558 number in a number of ways to make sure it's for real. One way is to userepparttar 127559 reverse listings available on many search engines. My favorite is>.

The truth about 1-900 numbers

Written by David Bell

900 numbers have been heavily advertised overrepparttar last few years as a great way to make money. Everybody from Dionne Warwick to Don Lapre are getting in onrepparttar 127553 pay per call action In theory (theory mind you) they are a great way for people to make money. You start up a simple phone line and people start calling byrepparttar 127554 thousands (I sound like someone I know on TV). Whenrepparttar 127555 numbers became popular a few years ago, sex and adult lines were a large part ofrepparttar 127556 business. Psychic lines are nowrepparttar 127557 rage. There are some psychic lines that are generating millions of dollars in calls per month (Although Dionne's did go bankrupt, didn'trepparttar 127558 psychics warn her?) but every single one of these lines has huge advertising budgets andrepparttar 127559 people renting out lines are not going to advertise a thing, only rent yourepparttar 127560 lines. There are many company's that rent 900 numbers if you would like to get one. When company's first started renting lines 10 years ago,repparttar 127561 person renting would only get a small percentage of each call, maybe 10% to 20%. But now that so many company's are renting lines (increased competition),repparttar 127562 call per-minute amount you get is much more. You can literally find hundreds of different company's inrepparttar 127563 back of business magazines that will sell you consulting and 900 lines. 976 numbers wererepparttar 127564 first toll lines that came out. The problem was that they were local only and didn't have that many features. Large advertisers wanted one number they could advertise all overrepparttar 127565 US and get calls for, not just one small local area. 900 number's solved that problem.

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