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How Much Is Your Identity Worth?

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How Much Is Your Identity Worth?

I heard an expert on Identity Theft give a presentation today…and he asked… HOW MUCH IS   YOUR IDENTITY WORTH?  To You? To Someone Else? What value would you place on your own personal identity? How would you calculate the value? Would it be in dollars? Is it one year’s earnings? Two or three years earnings?  It could amount to all of your assets. Is your identity measured  in terms of emotions? Identity theft delivers a powerful negative emotional impact to the victim. Most say their lives will never be the same after it happened to them. Is it measured in terms of time? Victims say that they have been attempting to repair their identity, credit, reputation and other related personal items for years.

Some victims say that they are no longer able to buy a home or car or make a major purchase as their information has been tarnished. The real impact of identity theft can be unimaginable! It would be very difficult to accept the fact that someone else is using my identity, my bank accounts, my social security number, my medical records information, my drivers license, and for someone to state to other people that they were me attending work using my name! How would you feel about this? So let me ask you these questions…

Should you try to protect your identity from others using it?      Why?   Why not?  

What can happen if someone else uses your identity?  

What can you do about it?   

What will that person who stole your identity do to your life and lifestyle?

Who will protect your identity?

How can you protect your identity?

Thinking about the subject of someone stealing your identity is not pleasant…but not to think about it is even worse…It can be that it is irresponsible.  I just have seen enough people get hurt that part of my life is dedicated to helping others avoid the trauma that losing your identity can bring. I am a strong advocate that every citizen needs the best identity theft protection for themselves and their children. The best plan that I am aware of  provides for restoration of identity by licensed investigators. I also recommend coupling that with with a family legal plan to provide the optimum in identity theft and legal plan protection.

I suggest that you need to inform yourself and your friends that there is an alternative which is much preferred by those who have been informed about the differences.  Once someone’s identity has been stolen, the preferable solution is restoration to the original status before the theft. This includes credit positions, positions with banks, drivers licenses, social security numbers, medicare records, medical records, and many agencies that have your data.

Very few people are aware that preventing identity theft is virtually impossible.  Even more do not realize what courses of action must be taken once their identity has been stolen. Very few people realize that in order to restore your identity that it will take many hours and typically years of effort to contact all of the parties that have your identity data that may have been negatively impacted. Do you know in how many digital data bases your personal identity resides? And in what locations, companies, government agencies, hospitals, employers, stores, suppliers could your data be located? Do you as an individual have access to all of these locations around the world?

I recommend that you consider solutions  from these sources…

Again, I sincerely recommend that you protect yourself for identity theft, including your children, and when you do so, be sure to look for an identity theft package that does not just mail you the do-it-yourself forms for you to correct the issues, but for a solution that includes their own staff of licensed investigators using power of attorneys and working with very reputable provider attorney firms. This is quite different from you doing the work and requesting reimbursement after the work is completed.

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Would You Like To Improve Your Security?

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Not only is ID theft a major issue that can be life changing, legal issues can too. If we don’t know our legal rights – we don’t have any!
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If you will invest the time to fully understand it and you can’t get to the point of wanting to own our membership for you and your family, then you should pass on the biz opp because you couldn’t succeed. You can’t sell something you truly don’t believe in. You may try for a while but eventually you’ll fail at it. We do have thousands who enjoy the membership but would never want to be involved in any kind of marketing…that is fine and it’s why I pose two questions to you…

Would You Like To Improve Your Security?

Here’s just one more of the 1,000’s of testimonials our company gets about our membership…

Thank You David Bruerd! 'REAL Results' Member Story of the Day - Dealing with the BIG Bank: “One of my first ever uses of the service saved me about $4,000. I had just gotten my membership a few days before. I received a letter from a large nationwide bank informing me that my line of credit with them was changing. The change was a significant increase of my interest rate. I called the bank to opt out of the change as was commonly part of the process. I was informed by the bank that there was no opt out policy, the letter I received as a "courtesy" notification on the mandatory change to my loan. Now, my loan agreement called for a fixed rate for the life of the loan. I mentioned this to the representative. She said that the agreement had changed and the increase was going through regardless. In the past when put in this position I had bluffed and said that "you" would be hearing from my attorney. As I could not normally afford $200-300 an hour for this type of representation it was always a bluff. Now, having LegalShield, I meant it. The representative scoffed and told me flat out that I was free to have an attorney contact them, it would do no good. I called my law firm and was contacted within two hours by one of the senior partners. After I faxed him the letter from the bank we talked about the situation. He was frank with me. He felt that I had little or no evidence that I could use to prove that my interest rate was locked in and guaranteed. He did however feel that a letter on my behalf may help. There were several regulatory agencies sited in the letter from the bank. He though that by CC'ing them we might help with the matter but he felt it was a long shot. I was very pleased with his honesty about the situation and after all, there was no additional cost to me so having a letter sent on my behalf made total sense, regardless of the outcome. To make a long story short my law firm sent a strongly worded letter to the bank and copied the regulatory agencies.  Almost exactly 10 days later, I received a letter from this national bank, apologizing for the misunderstanding with my account. They were happy to inform me that there were no changes to my loan! I had a friend in the banking industry review the changes that were proposed by the bank and he determined that the letter from my law firm saved me about $4,000 dollars! In essence, that one use alone paid for my membership for about 19 years!”     ‘REAL Results’ Member Story of the Day - Dealing with the BIG Bank:

“One of my first ever uses of the service saved me about $4,000. I had just gotten my membership a few days before. I received a letter from a large nationwide bank informing me that my line of credit with them was changing. The change was a significant increase of my interest rate. I called the bank to opt out of the change as was commonly part of the process. I was informed by the bank that there was no opt out policy, the letter I received as a “courtesy” notification on the mandatory change to my loan. Now, my loan agreement called for a fixed rate for the life of the loan. I mentioned this to the representative. She said that the agreement had changed and the increase was going through regardless.

In the past when put in this position I had bluffed and said that “you” would be hearing from my attorney. As I could not normally afford $200-300 an hour for this type of representation it was always a bluff. Now, having LegalShield, I meant it. The representative scoffed and told me flat out that I was free to have an attorney contact them, it would do no good.

I called my law firm and was contacted within two hours by one of the senior partners. After I faxed him the letter from the bank we talked about the situation. He was frank with me. He felt that I had little or no evidence that I could use to prove that my interest rate was locked in and guaranteed. He did however feel that a letter on my behalf may help. There were several regulatory agencies sited in the letter from the bank. He though that by CC’ing them we might help with the matter but he felt it was a long shot. I was very pleased with his honesty about the situation and after all, there was no additional cost to me so having a letter sent on my behalf made total sense, regardless of the outcome.

To make a long story short my law firm sent a strongly worded letter to the bank and copied the regulatory agencies.

Almost exactly 10 days later, I received a letter from this national bank, apologizing for the misunderstanding with my account. They were happy to inform me that there were no changes to my loan! I had a friend in the banking industry review the changes that were proposed by the bank and he determined that the letter from my law firm saved me about $4,000 dollars! In essence, that one use alone paid for my membership for about 19 years!”

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On the business side—

If you’re happy just being someone’s employee the rest of your life and building their residual income and dreams rather than your own, that’s fine.

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If you’re not and you’re ready to invest the time to dig into our opportunity with me to fully understand it all, call me and let’s get serious about it all to see if it’s a fit for you and for me for us to work together building a business.

Either is fine with me, just please let me know.

Many have started part time and built up financial and time freedom over the past 5-10+ years while others have started full time to earn immediate income in business plan and group sales. If so many others can do it – maybe you can do it too IF you’ve got what it takes.

Both the membership and the business opportunity are great!

Just let me know.

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Are All Decisions Important In Business?

 

Critical Thinking

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Good business owners and managers…at the end of the month want to know how your business performed…was it profitable?…by how much?…what and who were the leading contributors to the performance? …did your business have any growth?…in what? and there are many other good questions that you will ask so that you can adjust your course if necessary for the coming month. I did just that this week for this Blog and the results were that my readers were 3x more interested in reading about making good decisions and how to improve their critical thinking than in any other topic! I am really surprised at these results…I compliment you for your wanting to improve your results through more critical thinking and improved decision making. So do I! For this reason I decided today to give this audience more of what they like most. Not sure why so very few comments …however I am very pleased to have you as readers every day…thank you…let me know what topics you like most and I will do my best to give you some great information!  So here is my question to you…

Are All Decisions Important In Business?

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How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Business Decisions

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As an entrepreneur, you make decisions every day that affect the success of your products, the loyalty of your employees, and the overall health of your business. To make the best decisions possible, you need to think critically and quickly to pick out any flaws in your processes that might harm your business.

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Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs

Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. What follows is the latest edited round of insightful responses. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column.

Q: What were your most important managerial decisions — the ones that changed your business? - Volodymyr Kravchuk, Kiev, Ukraine

A: Most good chief executives or entrepreneurs only make three or four key decisions every year. Running your business’s day-to-day operations and managing your team can take much of your time, so there are usually only a few that stand out — the game-changing decisions that can make or sometimes break a business.

Looking back over my career, which now spans more than four decades, there were many occasions when I got it right and a few when I did not. A few guiding principles helped; these are the things I would have liked to have known when I was just starting out.

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I had considered reading and reviewing this book some time

ago, but I couldn’t make up my mind whether to or not! Dad joke—well it is father’s day. Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work by Chip and Dan Heath offers helpful advice for improving our ability to make decisions. It describes how we can focus on what lies in front of us and ignore many of the background factors that may, in fact, be even more important to the choices. It takes us beyond trusting our gut, on the one hand, and careful analysis, on the other. It helps us to understand some of the hindrances that get in the way of good decision-making, so that we can overcome them and choose wisely.

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An Introduction to Critical Thinking
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Blogging For My Readers!

The topic of this post is “Blogging For My Readers”!

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I have some very personal messages for you and very much look forward to your sincere responses.

During the last few months I have written and published (162+) Posts on this Blog.  Believe me, this is no small effort.  I hope that you are enjoying reading this information. In any case I need to know how you are liking and enjoying these subjects so I plan to wait a few days before posting again so that you will have some time to give me your comments and feedback.

A good ship needs direction and efforts by  many in order to help everyone reach their own destinations.  I sincerely ask that you take a few minutes and give me some comments and feedback that can be very beneficial to all of us.

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Thank You For Being A Reader of the Dan Norris Blog!

I am very pleased that some 500 very intelligent and very nice individuals visit my Blog every day and browse an average of about 19 minutes each. This is a sincere compliment and I thank you so very much for doing so. The highlight of my morning is seeing how many of you visited and how long you stayed…and what you read! Blogging can be very rewarding…especially if you have a good amount of traffic and the readers invest time in reading what you have written! Of course pure volume of visitors and length of reading time are not sufficient measures to determine if your readers are truly enjoying and benefitting from what you are writing. Very important to me is to know what you are thinking. There are other measures that I would very much like to know about…and I sincerely hope that you will respond with these below. In order for me to be most effective it is important that you give me your honest feedback in the Comments below. If you prefer to interact more privately please send an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-951-7132.

I hope that our communication relationship is just beginning as I truly want to bring interesting, worthwhile information and opportunities to you for a long time! My primary purpose in writing this Blog and Posts most every day are to share interesting, valuable information and experiences with you…to help you to be more informed, more successful, and to have a better opportunity of reaching your personal goals. My goals here are to improve the quality, content and value of this information every day…with your help!
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Please Give Me Your Feedback On This Blog and Posts

The mission and subject of this blog is The Road To Financial Independence - Dan Norris Solutions for Creating, Growing and Protecting Your Assets.

The topics that I have chosen to write on are those that I believe can be of most value to you and that you are least likely to hear about. I want to be that “different source” that brings you information that can improve your life, your knowledge, how you approach things, and in general to help you to be significantly more successful. Throughout my lifetime I have focused my energies on leading and helping others to grow and be more effective…and now is no different.

Let me have your opinions on what you like, don’t like or would like to hear more about ok? The topics currently are arranged under Tabs on each page plus general topics that apply to the subjects and are as follows:

  • Legal Plans for Individuals and Families
  • Legal Plans for Groups
  • Legal Plans for Small Business
  • Legal Plans for CDLP Commercial Drivers
  • Identity Theft Shield for Individuals and Families
  • Attraction Marketing Systems
  • Blogging Techniques
  • Business Opportunities
  • Small Business Startup and Management
  • Economic and Business Environment
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Identity Theft by “Bonnie”

Identity Theft by “Bonnie”

Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Feds: ‘Bonnie’ in Philadelphia “Identity Theft” Case Up to Old Tricks

Published June 02, 2008

Associated Press

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360844,00.html#ixzz2DchwVrsK

Feds: ‘Bonnie’ in Philadelphia Identity Theft Case Up to Old Tricks
Published June 02, 2008Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360844,00.html#ixzz2DZHgXxKP

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THE STREET
By Brian O’Connell 11/27/12 - 02:07 PM EST
Brian O’Connell does excellent research and reporting work for THE STREET.

The article below points out facts that dispel the myths that cyber crime is the leading source of identity theft…very interesting to see that the old fashioned ways still are tops!

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Kroll Investigative Services, another 40 year old company like LegalShield,  many years ago developed a highly effective identity theft protection package for employees of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to applying to all five forms of identity theft including credit card, bank, medical records, social security, drivers license, and personal identity, Kroll Investigative Services, unlike any other, employs licensed investigators to repair your identity under the inclusions of the plan. Using limited powers of attorney these investigators do all the work necessary to restore your identity. I know of no other company that offers this kind of restoration by experienced licensed investigators. Others will reimburse you for some of the expenses incurred for restoration however how does one get reimbursed for your time required doing the restoration work and time lost at your regular occupation? All of these factors need considering as well as the monthly cost of different services.
To protect  yourself and your loved ones, including your children,  with the LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services Identity Theft Shield protective memberships you can sign up for and begin these memberships now at…

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

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Social Change Brings New Risks-Legal Issues and Identity Theft

This post describes how “Social Change Brings New Risks”

As citizens in the U.S. we usually seek out our insurance professionals and financial planning professionals to recommend a program of personal risk management to us. Typically this program includes health insurance, life insurance, automobile insurance, home owners insurance, disability insurance, renter’s insurance, long term care insurance, flood insurance, umbrella insurance and perhaps a few others. Ironically, two of the best kept secrets in the U.S and Canadian societies is that two of our major personal risks that we currently face are for legal issues and for identity theft.

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According to a recent study, some 57 million Americans had legal issues last year and only about 60% dealt with them using the services of an attorney. This means that some 22 million people did not deal with their legal issues using a professional attorney.

Next, many do not realize the fact that identity theft has been the largest FTC consumer theft complaint for 12 years, and now exceeds the costs to consumers of the illegal drug trade . Thieves have realized that identity theft is much easier and much less dangerous to accomplish. In 2011 more than 11 million people in our country were victims of identity theft…and each day some 30,000 people awake to learn their identity has been stolen.[/dropshadowbox]

LegalShield is a 40+ year old company that provides effective, economical solutions for these two key issues. The public is realizing in growing numbers the importance of legal protection and identity theft shield. The gradual transition to recognizing that these issues are very important comes from recent information to explain the importance of these risks. The world changes and so do our risks change. Employers are also becoming aware in these challenging economic times that more than 60% of employee absences appear to be caused by employee stress. Both of these products by LegalShield provide solutions that reduce stress on individuals. Click on the banner below for more information…

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As a small business consultant I would be pleased to have a free 30 minute conversation with you about any facet of your business that you would like to discuss or improve. Just fill out the form on the right side of the page with your name and email address.

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Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

Today’s topic is about protecting your personal identity, your assets, your personal identification data and especially that of your partner and children!

Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

ID Theft

Identity Theft

Identity Theft in 2012 was for the 12th year the highest incidence of crime reported to the FTC and increasing in frequency.  Identity Theft occurs in more than five major areas, not just on bank instruments and credit cards. It also occurs on Social Security numbers and especially income tax filing, Medicare and medical records with your insurance ID numbers, with driver’s license numbers, with pure theft of someone’s name and identification, and on the internet by data theft. Banks do not monitor all of these numbers and data possibilities so they cannot protect you for everything as is mistakenly thought.

We’re told to monitor our credit, to protect ourselves from identity theft. But who knew to apply that same wisdom to our offspring? Last year the number of identity theft victims reached 12.6 million, up 1 million from the previous year, according to a Javelin Strategy and Research Identity Fraud Report released Feb. 20, 2013.

According to the AllClear ID 2012 Child Identity Theft Report, about one in every 40 households with young children is being affected.

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Identity Theft of Children

Let me share the top 6 reasons in my opinion that each of us that is truly interested in protecting our assets and data,  needs the best in identity theft protection and restoration:

1.   There is virtually no way to stop identity theft. You can only monitor the most relavent data and financial activities to take action as quickly as possible to minimize the adverse consequences.

2.   As a regular citizen you do not have the time nor access to all of the places in the world where your financial and identification data is being shared.

3. To monitor all of your necessary data requires an extensive system of international data monitoring using licensed investigators to access and monitor your transactional data anywhere in the world. You do  not have this capability and personally, I know of only one company in the world that does this.

5.   In the event that your identity is stolen, it is highly recommended to employ licensed investigators with limited powers of attorney to analyze, access, identify the guilty, and restore your identity to it’s original status. It usually takes 300-700 manhours to restore someone’s identity when it has been severely damaged.

6   It is my opinion that if you must do the identity restoration yourself, requiring typically 300-700 manhours of effort, that you will need to take significant time off from your work to try to accomplish the complex tasks. If you are being reimbursed by an insurance policy to do the  work yourself there will be questions as to what is to be reimbursed and the money costs to do so will come out of your pocket first.   Unless you can enlist expert investigators, it is doubtful that you can access all your data to determine the issues.

Once identity theft occurs to an individual their lives can be essentially shut-down financially. It is very wise to consider an economical identity theft guard program with restoration to protect yourself.

The above information provides valuable background and rationale as to why you should protect yourself and family members with a good identity theft protection solution.

I encourage you evaluate alternatives on the market.

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I recommend that you obtain Identity Theft Shield with LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services… before identity theft occurs as it costs much more after the fact. I do not know of another organization that has the capability of restoring your identity with licensed investigators, and with the option of having attorney legal services at the same time to give legal recommendations.

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Arm yourself and your family.

Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. LegalShield offers two high quality identity theft plans.

I sincerely recommend for your protection that you decide to take action to protect yourselves from identity theft damage very soon!. Further, I invite you to let me know of any additions to this information that you believe would be helpful to others.

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As a small business consultant, I offer a free initial meeting or discussion to discuss your overall  legal, business consultation, Identity Theft, and/or Marketing Plan activity in your business. This can be accomplished personally if practical or via Skype or telephone if distance requires. I very much  look forward to your completion of  the form on the right  of this page which gives me your name and contact information so that we may schedule a discussion. All discussions held in strictest confidence. Contact me at 407-951-7132 or dannorris@legalshieldassociate.com.

Dan Norris
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Small Business Consultant

 

Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks - Affecting our finances and personal identity

What can you do to protect yourself? Become aware!

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PC MAG.COM
Bank Hack Results in Stunning $45 Million ATM Heist
By Chloe Albanesius May 10, 2013 03:45pm EST

U.S. officials have indicted eight individuals for a massive cyber attack that allowed for a coordinated ATM heist that landed the criminals approximately $45 million in cash.
The scammers targeted banks that processed pre-paid debit cards, used a hack to erase the limit on those cards, and called on a network of criminals across the globe to withdraw millions from ATMs in a matter of hours.

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Cyber Attack: Online Bank Heist
by WARD CARROLL on FEBRUARY 19, 2008

If someone enters a bank and hands the teller a note, demanding money, it is on the evening news. If someone does the same thing in five banks, it hits the national news. If someone does it to 400 banks online NOT A WORD. This is not a hypothesis it is a fact.
The cyber weapon used in the 400 bank robberies is called SilentBanker. Security professionals are concerned over the discovery of a banking Trojan which steals user data that impact more than 400 banks worldwide. The information that SilentBanker collects gives it the ability to reroute money to another account owned by the attackers or who they represent. This is done without the user’s knowledge until he receives his bank statement.

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Cyber Thieves

Cyber Attack

Advanced Cyber Attack Tools Seen Available to Hackers
By Chris Strohm
May 08, 2013

…The advanced cyber tools that Symantec Inc. has found recently being used for attacks include large scale data breaches that last year exposed about 93 million identities, “watering hole attacks” that target visitors to legitimate websites and the use of an estimated 3.4 million bot zombies around the world last year, according to the testimony of Cheri McGuire, Symantec’s vice president for global affairs and cyber-security policy.

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Protecting Your Identity As Cyber-Attacks Become More Frequent and Sophisticated
Posted: 11/12/2012 5:53 pm
Ken LinFounder and CEO, CreditKarma.com

The South Carolina Revenue Department announced a major cyber-attack at the end of October possibly affecting 3.6 million taxpayers dating back to 1998. The state says an international hacker took unencrypted social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.

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logo-tagKrollAdvisorySolutionsLogoOver the past 40 years, Kroll has gained worldwide recognition for its work on many high-profile public cases.

Highlighted below are just some of our most notable cases. To access a fuller list, including the ability to filter by service area, please visit our Case Studies Library.

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Arm yourself and your family.

Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. LegalShield offers two high quality identity theft plans. Both are by Kroll Advisory Services.

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Do you feel better informed about solutions that you can have to
protect yourself from identity theft and also to get restoration? This post is provided to share information on cyber attack risks to our finances and to our personal identity.

Dan Norris
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LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

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Keys To Success

 

 Success Tips for small business

Keys To Success

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Keys To Success

Topic of the day…

If you are interested in getting your business started as rapidly as possible and at the lowest cost,  then you need mentors that can share keys to success with you.  You will need key top-level mentors and a team of mentors at varying levels of expertise if you are to be successful and reduce the startup time to a minimum.  The next article by the Small Business Administration of the Federal Government estimates start-up costs of a small business at around $30,000. Frankly I don’t know many people that would even consider starting a business if it were going to cost that much. Consider getting started with  few hundred dollars or more.

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How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch

How much does it cost to start your own business?

Of course, the answer depends on your business model and your chosen industry. However, a useful estimate based on a 2009 study conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.

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Key Success Factors

Key Success Factor

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Discover Your Strengths and Supercharge Your Business

Have you ever been kept awake until 2 in the morning having an imaginary conversation with one of your blog readers who thinks you’re great and left a long comment telling you so? Or spent hours obsessively trying to figure out how to do better work, spurred by a fan letter from a customer about the terrific job you did?

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The Key To Success

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The Truth About Working From Home

At the most recent meeting of the She Owns It business group, the owners talked about the pros and cons of allowing workers to do their jobs from home.

The Keys To Success

E-Business

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10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly.

“We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there may not be one at all,” says Robert Hisrich, director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz.

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Keys to success:

Many of you reading this today are looking for ways to protect yourselves and your business from liability and risks. Certainly you want to do this if you are starting up a new business however even more so if you have an ongoing business and need to reduce your costs and your risks. To learn more about how you an do this very cost-effectively I invite you to sign up for the free video on legal services at the top right of the page. Just fill in your name and email address and submit. More important information on keys to success for small business can be found by clicking on the link below…

 

Dan Norris
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Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Who Can Best Protect You and Restore Your Identity?

Can You Afford To Take Time Away From Work To Restore Your Identity?

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Topic of the day:

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Identity Theft by Laptop It seems to me that we hear about so many occurrences of Identity Theft that I believe that many people just disregard current reports with the belief that 1) it will never happen to me  or 2) my bank will take care of it and 3) since I don’t buy anything on the internet then I am not at risk. 

Identity Theft in 2012 was for the 12th year the highest incidence of crime reported to the FTC and increasing in frequency.  Identity Theft occurs in five major areas, not just on bank instruments and credit cards. It also occurs on Social Security numbers and especially income tax filing, Medicare and medical records with your insurance ID numbers, with driver’s license numbers, with pure theft of someone’s name and identification, and on the internet by data theft. Banks do not monitor all of these numbers and possibilities so they cannot protect you for everything if that is what you believe.

Since no-one can stop identity theft the solutions are to monitor to see when it happens and to take immediate corrective actions as quickly as possible after finding that it has happened.

Who can monitor all of these possible areas for you? What kind of company and employees do you think are required to perform this kind of monitoring? Are you in a position to leave your job for several weeks or months to restore your identity in case it is stolen? Do you know who to contact to restore your identity? Will you be allowed access to data banks that contain the information which will show where your data has been compromised? Just because you may have an insurance policy to correct some of your losses, who is going to perform the restoration actions for you? Will you get reimbursed for everything including your time?

Do you think that you may be a bit naive about protecting and restoring your identity as well as the protection of your spouse and your children? Children are prime targets as their social security numbers are not used until age 18. It would benefit you greatly for you to read the next three articles to enlighten yourself as to what solutions are available for the horrendous crime that can virtually destroy your life. I urge you to read the information below and decide for yourself what is the best plan of action for you. Kroll Advisory Solutions and LegalSheild, two 40+ year old companies, provide the identity theft products below. [/color-box]

 

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Over the past 40 years, Kroll has gained worldwide recognition for its work on many high-profile public cases.

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Arm yourself and your family.
Identity theft affects millions of Americans each year. LegalShield offers two high quality identity theft plans.

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Do you feel better informed about solutions that you can have to
protect yourself from identity theft and also to get restoration?
This is provided to inform you as well as to dispel incorrect information being disseminated. I hope for your sake that you decide to take action to protect yourselves from identity theft very soon!.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Small Business Consultant

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Successful People

Successful People
Become Financially Independent!

Let nothing stop you!

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Many are aware that there are many steps that you can take to improve your lifestyle and financial position! I write about several every day and now have more than  (70) posts on this blog for you to read…all intended to help you improve your lifestyle! As I continually try to analyze why there is such hesitancy for individuals to do anything about their situation, I was cheered this morning while watching the national Fox News Channel…to see this huge bus on the streets of New York…the bus has big letters on the side that say “PUNCH FEAR IN THE FACE”…and the author Jon Acuff was being interviewed by Fox News…on a new book that Jon is releasing today that is called “START”. This book is dedicated to motivating people to put their fear and doubt aside and to “Start”…my way of saying this is Start Today! Not only on putting your fears aside however with taking positive steps with many decisions that can help you and your family. More constructive ways to improve your lifestyle are provided below.[/color-box]

Start Today

Start Today

[color-box]Jon Acuff releases new book today… “START” 

Get off the path to average,
and onto the path to awesome.

And Jon has a website where you can share your fears with a button push and begin to overcome that fear…hear is that site…

ttp://www.nomorevoices.com/

Do you know what fear and doubt fear? Community.One of fear and doubt’s chief aims is to make you feel alone. Like you’re the only one who feels a certain way.

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You Can Do Anything You Want To Do

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April 16,2013
LegalShield Unveils New Identity Theft Plan Designed to Make Comprehensive Protection for the Entire Family More Affordable

New Plan Includes One of Industry’s Most Robust Identity Theft Restoration Services

DALLAS, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To make comprehensive identity theft protection more affordable to today’s financially strapped consumers, LegalShield has introduced Identity Theft Premium, a new program that will give families the comprehensive protection they need at a price they can afford. LegalShield Identity Theft Premium essentially cuts in half the cost families must pay to receive comprehensive protection while also offering one of the industry’s most robust identity theft restoration programs at no additional cost.

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“Public Pessimism About Economy Growing poll says”

href=”http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economywatch/public-pessimism-about-economy-rising-poll-says-1B9518658″ target=”_blank”>Public pessimism about the economy is rising, poll says

For the third year in a row, the nation’s economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

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Incredible Success!

Your Yacht in the UK on The Thames

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Entrepreneur
How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully
BY MICHELLE GOODMAN

Congratulations! You’ve decided to leave your job and hang your own shingle. But first, there’s much to consider. You’d probably like to stay on good terms with your former employer. You may have signed a non-compete agreement. And it wouldn’t hurt to take some customers with you. Here’s what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.

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To summarize…there are many opportunistic avenues by which to improve our lifestyle. We need only to start today “to do anything you want to do”. I look forward to talking with you soon. Just take advantage of my free offer to get started at the top right of this page.

START TODAY – Successful People – Become Financially Independent!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

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Success Stories!

Success Stories!

Attraction Marketing Legal Services

THE ATTRACTION MARKETER’S MANIFESTO

Attraction Marketing Manifesto

Attraction Marketing Manifesto

Success in your own business, internet marketing or any other business, comes from making intelligent business decisions in all areas. In the last two years I have found two incredibly good business opportunities that are second to none. The first is an internet marketing approach that applies to any business ranging from internet marketing to storefronts. The basic principle that makes this approach so successful is that it is based on your prospects and customers finding you as opposed to you finding them. Technology has given us communication tools and other marketing techniques that allow people to search for what they want on the internet by typing in a few keystrokes. The savvy business person now needs to find marketing mentors that can help them in learning about Attraction Marketing and how to go about it.

Renegade Marketing

Ann Sieg
Renegade Marketing

I am fortunate to have found Ann Sieg whom I consider the leader in Attraction Marketing strategies and training…and she has trained some 350,000 people around the world so that they can be profitable in their businesses. There is an offer below to provide you with a free copy of Ann’s highly interesting e-book…The Attraction Marketers Manifesto! My secrets to success for those who choose to work with me also include mentoring and guiding them as to how to proceed in the study of necessary information and techniques. I have always been a do-it-yourselfer…rarely asking for any assistance…however after three months of determining my own direction…it was obvious that I needed to be a participating member of Ann’s Renegade Marketing Team…a closed group of more than 1000 professionals sharing information on how to best learn and implement Ann’s attraction marketing techniques.  As a result of my involvement with the Renegade Marketing Team I have been fortunate to receive the mentoring of a highly competent member of this team,  Edwin Cabrera, http://edwincabrera.com/Online Marketing Strategies - Online Marketing Consultant who has provided his knowledge and services to me for several weeks now..and this has been invaluable.  Also assisting me are several others who have many years of experience and expertise to help me become successful. My important point is that it is rare that you can be successful by yourself…you need the right marketing strategy, the leading key mentors, and willing and competent individuals who will share their secrets to success on an ongoing basis. If you want to begin modern-day techniques of marketing your business, increasing your customer base and increasing profits. If you would like to build your internet marketing business with the latest marketing technologies…like “getting people to come to you rather than you sorting through them” to find warm prospects, I am really impressed with Ann Sieg’s excellent work for the last several years on Attraction Marketing! The Attraction Marketers Manifesto…Click here now to get your free copy!

http://dannorris.marketersmanifesto.com/

I highly recommend that you click on the link to order this e-book.  Ann’s programs are very comprehensive, professional and second to none. This is my first major secret to share with you.

LegalShield, Kroll Advisory Services and GoSmallBiz.com

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My second secret for success is to introduce to you three companies having more than 90 years total of successful business history. Combined these companies serve more than 1.4 million individuals with families totaling 4 million people, and 34,000+ businesses, both small and large. These companies serve us in very critical ways by providing affordable high quality legal services for individuals and families, unique identity theft services with identity restoration by licensed investigators, and legal services and consulting services for small businesses up to (99) employees.

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These companies make it possible for many people and companies to have legal services where otherwise they would not be able to afford them. Many citizens identity has been restored without those persons having to spend years and thousands of dollars to figure out how to do it, and small businesses have thrived where they could have gone out of business without the counsel given. I am very privileged to be a customer of all of these services as well as every member of my family…I consider these services to be vital to protecting anyone’s wealth, well-being and decision-making process. Even though very few in the U.S. and Canada know about these services, in the coming months and years they will become household words. For these reasons I encourage you to fill out the request form on the top right of this page to receive a free copy of a book on legal needs. I think you will be very amazed at what you learn from that video. And finally, my third secret is that I am here to help you…to help you with going into business, to find the best mentors for you in different fields, and to show you business opportunities to help you achieve whatever financial goals that you may have now. I encourage you to take action now…and I will be very pleased to help you get started as well. We can begin the mentoring process now by your entering your name and email address in the form on the right side of this page. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

Affiliate
Renegade Marketing

Small Business Consultant

Target Market

 Define and Focus on Your Target Market!

FOCUS

Focus!

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When you hear the words…Focus! Focus on Your Target Market! Do you know who really is your target market? How do you determine that? I would be very interested to hear your comments from small business owners on the subject of “How To Determine Your Target Market”…[/color-box]

 

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Entrepreneur
A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America
BY SARAH MAX | April 12, 2013

In recent months, Entrepreneur has been taking a virtual tour of cities around the country to see how the recession sparked or dampened entrepreneurial activity.
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CHRIS BROGAN
April 5, 2013

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Penelope Trunk, Penelope Trunk’s Blog | Apr. 9, 2013, 11:43 AM

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The Key To Social Media Marketing? Focus, Focus, Focus
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By Alice Brennan

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Nip Identity Theft In The Bud
Ilana Greene, Contributor

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Are You An Internet Dynamo Or A Dinosaur?
Jim Blasingame, Contributor Mar 26, 2013

VideoSometime during the spring of 1995, you and I were given access to the Internet for the first time. Since then, related innovations have produced a new marketplace where businesses of all sizes turn prospects into customers in a virtual, parallel universe. Here is a short list of the significant innovations…[/color-box]

Have a wonderful day!

Dan Norris
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Small Business Consultant

5 Tips To Improve Your Small Business!

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2013: The Year You Can No Longer Disregard LinkedIn as a Business Tool
BY CATHY WELLINGS, ON JANUARY 3RD, 2013

As the world didn’t end on December 21st 2012, considering the future of your marketing and sales approach is of new and pressing importance.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Journal
Nick Stamoulis

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Journal is an SEO blog by search engine optimization expert Nick Stamoulis that features SEO articles, SEO tips, SEO resources and SEO related news.

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BY PETER GRANT, ON MARCH 18TH, 2013

While the economy is still fragile and teetering precariously on the road to recovery, many business people are finding it difficult to push their businesses forward.

So, how do you attempt to start a small business in a financial slowdown, never mind maintain it?

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CNN Money

Why do I need a will?

If you don’t have a will, a court decides who gets your assets.

A will is a device that lets you tell the world whom you want to get your assets. Die without one, and the state decides who gets what, without regard to your wishes or your heirs’ needs.

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USA TODAY IRS losing identity theft fight: Our view

The Editorial Board8:19p.m. EDT April 11, 2013

Have a wonderful day!

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

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Small Business Consultant

If I can ever help you

This post is devoted to the topic… “If I can every help you”…

Would you be interested developing multiple income streams to improve your opportunity to achieve financial independence? I can help you do that by helping you to develop a marketing system that is designed to help your customers find you on the internet. Do you think that could be helpful to your business? What if several hundred people found your business 24/7 and looked at what you had to offer? Would you like that? If this is interesting to you I invite you to click on the following link…

http://dannorris.therenegadenetworkmarketer.com

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On a different subject altogether…but still to help you…let’s say we met on a plane on a business trip together…and we both decided to introduce ourselves….

Hello there…how are you? ______________ (I say to you who are sitting beside me)!

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Here is my business card.

If I can ever help you will you give me a call?

You look at my card and say “I don’t know anything about that company”?…

I understand that you have never heard of this company before…

And you ask me…are you an attorney?…

No, I am not an attorney however may I ask you a question?

And if you say yes…this is my question to you…

“If you knew you could pick up the phone, call an attorney and ask legal questions, and not receive a bill….would you?” 

If you say yes…then I say to you…

Would you be willing to watch a free video and let me know if you
are interested in learning how you can do this? I just need to get your name and email address so that we can talk again to see if you were interested ok?

To see the video please go to www.legalshieldassociate.com/hub/dannorris/

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

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Small Business Consultant

 

 

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Identity Theft By Stealing Your Tax Return Rebate

E-File Tax Identity Theft Fraud is Exploding: Here is How to Protect Yourself

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As with anything, when the majority of a population uses something, it usually becomes the target of malicious or criminal activity. Just ask Microsoft Internet Explorer engineers.

Now that over 80% of tax returns are e-filed with the IRS, the thieves have found clever ways to claim your tax refunds through fraudulent identity theft, as I alluded to in Monday’s tax return guide.

E-filing had such a good thing going there for its users – quicker returns, easier to catch errors, no trip to the post office, and the peace of mind that your return reached its destination. And the IRS loves e-filing because they result in easier audit pulls, electronic data storage, and fraud detection.

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Yahoo Finance
5 Places Where You Should Never Give Your Social Security Number

Credit.comBy Adam Levin | Credit.com – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 3:29 PM EDT

Every time you go to a new doctor or dentist and they give you a clipboard brimming with documents to fill out and sign, notice how they always ask for your Social Security number? Do you dutifully give it up? Did you ever wonder if they really need it?

I once asked a doctor why he wanted it. His response: “I don’t really know. I guess it’s because we’ve always asked for it.” (In actuality, most doctors ask in case your insurance doesn’t pay the entire invoice and/or to fill out a death certificate if you die. Offer a next of kin who knows the number instead, and your phone number for billing issues.)

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Brazen Life

5 Ways to Boost Your Small Business Twitter Account

Managing your social media presence is tricky enough when you’re simultaneously keeping up with the challenges of starting your own small business or freelance operation.

These user-friendly tips will take the confusion out of Twitter, so you can make your tweets more attractive your followers.

1. Have (Real) Conversations

The Twitterverse (which, incidentally, is apparently the fifth most annoying word of 2012) offers lots of opportunities to make great connections. If you admire a fellow entrepreneur, designer or writer, don’t be afraid to give them a shout — and make sure it’s a worthwhile shout.

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About.com

What is a Blog Trackback?

Using Trackbacks to Market Your Blog and Increase Traffic to Your Blog

By , About.com Guide

A blog trackback is basically a tap on the shoulder to another blogger. Consider this scenario to further explain trackbacks:

Imagine you are reading your friend Bob’s blog about the New York Knicks. Bob published a great post about a recent game between the Knicks and the Orlando Magic called The Knicks Rule.

Now, imagine you write a blog about the Orlando Magic, and you decide to write a post that talks about Bob’s The Knicks Rule post. As a courtesy, you could send Bob an email to let him know you wrote about his post on your blog, or you could give him a call. Luckily, the blogosphere makes that courtesy call a lot easier and gives you an opportunity for some self promotion, too.

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The Social Media Hat

When One More Hat Is One Too Many

Published on Mar 29, 2013. Printer-friendly versionSend by email

Secret Tips to Using Google+ Circles

In our Google+ Primer article, we briefly covered Google+ Circles and how they can be used to organize the people you want to be connected to. In today’s article, we’re going to go into more detail about these Circles. We will review what they can do, and how they can make your Google+ so much more organized and informative, and perhaps share a few secrets that only the most experienced Google+ users have found.

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New York Times

Choice of Plans Under Health Law Delayed for Small Firms

By ROBERT PEAR

Published: April 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Unable to meet tight deadlines in the new health care law, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program intended to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses and their employees — a major selling point for the health care legislation.

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Dan Norris
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Identity Theft - Not Even Chief Justice Roberts Can Escape ID Fraud

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Identity Theft - Not Even Chief Justice Roberts Can Escape ID Fraud

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Not Even John Roberts Can Escape Credit-Card Fraud

Mar 29, 2013 1:27pm

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It’s possible that someone in Kentucky has been buying stuff with John Roberts’s credit card.

The Supreme Court’s chief justice has been traipsing around Washington, D.C., bemoaning to metro-area counter-workers that his credit-card info has been stolen, and that he now has to use cash.

First, it was a Starbucks barista, where Roberts stopped for coffee in suburban Maryland on Tuesday, before he heard arguments on California’s Prop. 8 gay-marriage ban. Roberts typically uses a card, but a Starbucks employee told The Washington Post that Roberts, this time mentioned the apparent identity theft, after paying cash….

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If the Chief Justice Can Be an Identity Theft Victim, Is Anyone Safe?

by Matt Brownell, Mar 29th 2013 3:30PM

Confirmation Hearings Begin In The Senate For John Roberts

No one is safe from identity theft — not even John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

On the morning that the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments about gay marriage, Roberts was overheard telling a barista at his local Starbucks that he would have to pay cash for his coffee, as his credit card information had been stolen. The Associated Press spoke to a Supreme Court spokesperson, who confirmed that someone got hold of one of the Chief Justice’s credit card account numbers. Apparently that meant that Roberts had to use cash while he waited for a new card from the bank.

Supreme Court Justices: They’re just like us!

Roberts isn’t the first high-profile Washington figure to become the victim of identity theft lately — earlier this month, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the director of the FBI all had their credit reports stolen and posted to a Russian website. Celebrities including Beyonce Knowles were also affected……

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It is important that Americans understand how to deal with identity theft issues most effectively.  It is very important to have as many of your key identification numbers monitored for activity as possible. You need to know as quickly as possible if your and that of your spouse…and especially your children…is being violated. Then you need to have the assurance of professional investigators, who understand the ways of correcting your problems, take charge of restoring your identity as quickly as possible. Be very cautious of any identity theft program that requires that you restore your own identity, no matter how much reimbursement, as restoration can take years even if you know what you are doing. Be advised that the LegalShield/Kroll Investigation Services identity theft shield to my knowledge is the only company that provides restoration services for your identity.  You can learn more about these services by picking on the banner below…

Think you’re not at risk? Unfortunately, you are. Identity Theft Shield click here!

12 million people were victims of identity theft in 2012. Don’t wait until it happens to you. Get Peace of Mind today. Get protection before the event can happen and you are covered for restoration. Restoration coverage after it happens is a different situation. Be prepared for identity theft!

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Entrepeneur - What is Identity Theft?

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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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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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LegalShield

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Small Business Consultant

One New Identity Theft Victim Every 3 Seconds in 2012

One New  Identity Theft Victim Every 3 Seconds in 2012

by Kate Rogers
Published February 20, 2013
FOXBusiness

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http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/02/20/one-new-identity-theft-victim-every-3-seconds-in-2012/

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LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services Identity Theft Solutions

I sincerely recommend that you protect yourself for identity theft, including your children, and when you do so, be sure to look for an identity theft package that does not just mail you the do-it-yourself forms for you to correct the issue, but includes their own staff of licensed investigators using power of attorneys and working with very reputable provider attorney firms. This is quite different from you doing the work and requesting reimbursement after the work is completed. In many cases you will not qualify for reimbursement from an insurance policy that has exclusions.

To protect  yourself and your loved ones, including your children,  with the LegalShield and Kroll Investigative Services Identity Theft Shield protective memberships you can sign up for and begin these memberships now at…

 

Thank you,

Dan Norris
Independent Associate
LegalShield

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