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Identity theft on the webWhat is Identity Theft?

In 2012 there were 12 million victims in the U.S.

The largest consumer crime in the U.S. for 12 years.

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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

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Florida Is The State Where You’re Most Likely To Get Scammed, FTC Report Finds

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 02/27/2013 12:08 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/27/2013 12:32 pm EST

Most people know Florida as the home of Disney World, sandy beaches and senior citizens enjoying their retirement. But Florida has another, more unsavory distinction: It’s the state where you’re most likely to get scammed.

Florida has the highest rate of fraud and identity theft complaints per capita, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 report of annual complaints. And you’re at risk of getting your identity stolen almost anywhere in the state, nine out of the top 10 metropolitan areas for identity theft complaints are in Florida, the report found.

The situation is especially bad in South Florida, which has been the nation’s identity theft leader since 2010, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The number of identity theft complaints more than doubled in the region between 2011 and 2012.

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IRS Apologizes for $60,000 Star Trek Parody

The Internal Revenue Service got chewed out by Congress for wasting taxpayer money on a
couple of videos made for a training and leadership conference in 2010. One was a parody of
Gilligan’s Island, but most of the $60,000 spent was for a Star Trek parody that “does not appear to
have any training value.”
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VIDEO | by Morning Rush

Orlando Is America’s Worst Crime City

A video report by Morning Rush

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Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226234#ixzz2Osu9prYl

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Making Your Online Marketing Work: Sharpen Your Focus on This One Thing

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You devour online marketing lessons. You feast on articles, reports, books, and ebooks.

Maybe you spend some of your precious time attending webinars and conferences, and you can’t help but join the conversation on blogs and social networks.

Good for you.

There’s a ton of information to take in, the landscape changes daily, and if you’re going to have success marketing your product, service, or idea online, you need to master a good many practices, techniques, and tools.

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Frivolous and Lawsuits Have New Bed Partner: Useless

By consumerist.com May 31, 2006

Yay! Free money. Clampants got a card in the mail yesterday from the “Benny/Lundberg Settlement” against Sprint, reading:

“You have been identified as a potential member of a Class Action brought by current and former customers of Sprint branded wireless telephone service that will be settling claims.”

While he was a Sprint member before switching over to Cingular, Clampants is less than jumping out of his rollie chair to sign up. Possible benefits pending his participation include a $2.50 long-distance card, or a series of eight quarterly credits totaling no more than $7.

If he doesn’t want to wait that long, he could also get an immediate credit of $15. However, to do so, he’ll have to sign a new two-year contract with Sprint.

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Today’s post is for the entrepeneur! What is identity theft? Are you protected? Who would restore your identity if it were stolen?

Dan Norris

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