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Our exclusive, in-depth articles explore a wide range of identity theft topics. In our extensive coverage, we examine the many facets of the crime by analyzing trends, demystifying the statistics and discussing their impact, as well as providing practical recommendations to help minimize your risks.

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Online Fraud

Ask the Expert

The British tabloid phone-hacking scandal has led to a tabloid shutdown, high-profile arrests and endless intrigue. It also raises important questions about mobile phone security. Phone hacking, or voicemail spying, can happen to anyone. To protect your data, follow these security practices from Ondrej Krehel, IDT911 chief information security officer.

Letter from the CEO

Pomp and Suspicious Circumstance

College grads are struggling in this post-recession economy. Many can’t find work and have to move back in with their parents. Child identity theft can make matters worse by jeopardizing their credit. Learn how a George Washington University student is fighting back with help from one of our fraud investigators.

What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Identity thieves have found a new way to use your personal information for their gain: wire transfer fraud. Learn how they dupe financial institutions, and find out how to protect yourself with our tips.

Letter from the Director of Fraud Operations

In this issue: Wire fraud costs consumers and banks hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Fraud expert Victor Searcy explains how businesses and people at home can beat this fast-growing trend. Law enforcement gets smart with task forces to fight identity theft in all its forms. And avoid a cruel cybersummer with online safety tips for teens.

It Takes a Village to Catch a Thief

Law enforcement officials partner across organizational lines to fight identity theft. But they face multiple challenges: lack of funding, evolving technology and the fast-growing nature of the crime.

Fraud on a Wire

Identity thieves have found a new way to use your personal information for their gain: wire transfer fraud. Learn how they dupe financial institutions, and find out how to protect yourself with our tips.

Ask the Expert

Wire theft can cost banks and credit unions big bucks. Victor Searcy, director of fraud operations, has advice for businesses about what they can do to save millions.

Teen Tips for a Safe Cybersummer

It’s summer and teenagers have nothing but time on their hands to surf the Internet. Give your world-weary, tech-savvy teen these tips to stay out of trouble online.

Case Study: How One Woman Fought Back After Losing $500,000

Identity thieves use electronic transfers to plunder bank accounts. Here’s how IDT911 helped one customer get her money back.
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