Yearly Archives: 2011

How to avoid identity theft during the Holidays

Phishing: Phishing became one of the most costly and incredibly financially rewarding kinds of identity theft. Significantly more phishing scams are being operated as a result of organized criminal gangs, meticulously created and adequately financed in order to dupe even …

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Verify Phone Lookup

A verify phone lookup can be performed on SearchBug in two ways. The first is to just verify a phone number line type, the second would be to verify and lookup the phone owner name. If you’re simply trying to verify …

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Invalid or Impossible Social Security Numbers

Social Security Numbers having the following characteristics are invalid or impossible: AREA, GROUP, or SERIAL are composed of all zeroes (e.g, 000-45-6789, 123-00-6789, 123-45-0000) AREA number 666 (never have and never will be issued) AREA numbers 700 to 728 (Railroad workers …

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How to Avoid Reverse Phone Lookup Scams

This is a follow up post to my blog about Know Your Data Broker where I talked about Tamara Thompson’s blog. I conducted some simple research to show the differences between what’s available online regarding the various reverse phone lookup searches …

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Identity Theft and SSN Randomization

SSN Randomization is a project by the SSA in an effort to curb Identity theft victims in the USA. The Social Security Administration (SSA) changed the way Social Security Numbers are issued starting on June 25, 2011. Since 1973 SSN’s …

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