Identity Theft: The road back

Written by Daryl Campbell


A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine mentioned that one of his co-workers recently recovered his stolen identity. I asked how longrepparttar process took. "Only two years" he replied. Compared torepparttar 131529 six year nightmare suffered by one of my business associates, "only" maybe appropriate. However like most victims of identity theft, my friend's co-worker probably thought in terms of "when". As in, "When will I get my life back?"

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non profit consumer organization, reported that identity theft victims spend on average 175 hours trying to recover their identity, often over a period of years. Factor in out of pocket expenses which usually total, usually over $1,500 according torepparttar 131530 Federal Trade Commission and recovery gets painfully magnified.

What arerepparttar 131531 steps to identity restoration? It starts with obtaining a police report. You're going to need it for contactingrepparttar 131532 many and I mean many different agencies and organizations, includingrepparttar 131533 Social Security Administration, The Federal Trade Commission, all of your financial institutions,repparttar 131534 3 major credit bureaus,repparttar 131535 Passport Office, The Department of Motor Vehicles,repparttar 131536 Post Office, and other law enforcement agencies as well asrepparttar 131537 Medical Information Bureau, since identity thieves now target hospitals and doctor's offices. All of these places must be sent a fraud notification alert.

It is vital that you contact other law enforcement agencies. The databases of local and federal authorities must be searched to ensure no criminal activity exists on your identity.

Concerning your financial institutions, get them to cancel your credit cards and close your bank accounts. Find out from your bank about any suspicious activity, such as accounts tampered with or opened fraudulently. Reopen new bank accounts with password verification.

When contactingrepparttar 131538 credit bureaus make sure your credit report reflectsrepparttar 131539 identity theft and gets flagged with a fraud alert. Dealing with all these organizations requires constant follow up. Make sure you keep a record of who you talk to along withrepparttar 131540 date, time and action taken. Many victims received assurances fromrepparttar 131541 various bureaus and agencies thatrepparttar 131542 matter would be resolved only to findrepparttar 131543 identity theft remained and that were still liable. If you do this yourself, be diligent. Constant follow up allrepparttar 131544 way torepparttar 131545 end.

Display RSS Feeds

Written by S. Housley


Displaying RSS RSS offers webmasters a unique opportunity to display fresh content on websites. While publishing an RSS feed is a great way to generate site interest and increase communication, syndicating and displaying feeds from related relevant sources can also generate interest, increase traffic and improve search engine ranking.

RSS Radars Webmasters with limited time or capacity can syndicate related content. In a nut shell, webmasters can create RSS radars by combining a mix of content from related sources by grouping similarly-themed feeds. RSS feeds are updated at different intervals, providing an ever-changing collection of related information.

RSS is a form of eXtensible Markup Language or XML. Viewing an RSS feed in a web browser generally produces code that is not easy for website visitors to decipher. As a result, webmasters use tools to displayrepparttar content contained in an RSS feed.

Content contained in RSS feeds can be added to websites a number of different ways. Each method for displayingrepparttar 131527 RSS feed has pros and cons associated with it. Webmasters will need to determine which option will best meet their hosting and technology needs.

Using Javascript to Display RSS Javascript isrepparttar 131528 easiest way to display RSS feeds on a website. There are a number of sites that will allow you to generate code that can be inserted into a website. The javascript will auto-update, showingrepparttar 131529 latest headlines asrepparttar 131530 feed is updated. Each time a visitor visitsrepparttar 131531 websiterepparttar 131532 javascript pullsrepparttar 131533 data fromrepparttar 131534 feed. Often,repparttar 131535 various scripts can be customized so thatrepparttar 131536 look ofrepparttar 131537 feed can be made to match a specific websiteeeds with hopes thatrepparttar 131538 search engines will devour and spiderrepparttar 131539 contents, you will be disappointed. When javascript is used to display RSS feeds, search engines do not actually "see"repparttar 131540 contents ofrepparttar 131541 feed, meaning thatrepparttar 131542 search engines will not indexrepparttar 131543 contents ofrepparttar 131544 feed withinrepparttar 131545 website.

Feedroll - Feedroll is a free service for syndicating RSS and ATOM news feeds on your website. Simply select a feed, customizerepparttar 131546 design, then copy and pasterepparttar 131547 code provided onto your page. http://www.feedroll.com

Using PHP to Display RSS PHP is a slightly more complex solution for displaying RSS. Like javascript, asrepparttar 131548 contents ofrepparttar 131549 feed updates,repparttar 131550 web page contents will update asrepparttar 131551 page is refreshed. The benefit of using PHP to display RSS is thatrepparttar 131552 contents ofrepparttar 131553 feed displayed withrepparttar 131554 webpage can be spidered and indexed by search engines. The result is a feed that always displaysrepparttar 131555 most current information fromrepparttar 131556 RSS feed andrepparttar 131557 web page content is considered search engine spider and robot-friendly.

rss2html.php - The rss2html.php script allows users to create web pages that will always displayrepparttar 131558 most current information fromrepparttar 131559 RSS feed, and becauserepparttar 131560 resulting page is pure HTML, it will be in a format friendly to search engine robots. Using rss2html.php, webmasters can customizerepparttar 131561 format and look ofrepparttar 131562 web page created fromrepparttar 131563 feed. The RSS feed's contents can easily be integrated into an existing website's theme. The rss2html.php script parsesrepparttar 131564 RSS file, extractsrepparttar 131565 pertinent information, formats it, and serves it up as regular HTML. http://www.feedforall.com/free-php-script.htm

FeedRoll Pro - FeedRollPro was really designed to enable publishers to syndicate their own content on other sites. But it can be used to syndicate news feeds from other sites on your own pages. http://www.feedrollpro.com

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