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AllClear ID in the News

  • A New Crime Wave of Identity Theft: Is Your Child in Danger?
    June 13, 2012

    In the last three years, there have been 57,000 cases of child identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission. A new report from AllClear ID estimates that one in 10 U.S. children are victims.

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  • Clark Howard: Leaving a mess no child could clean up
    June 7, 2012

    Thankfully, AllClearID.com is now offering a new free service called ChildScan. With it, you get a ChildScan Report on your son or daughter that combs through credit records, employment records, criminal records and medical accounts to find out if a crook has been using your kid’s Social Security number.

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  • Identity Thieves Are Targeting Our Kids! What Parents Must Know
    June 6, 2012

    In one case, AllClear found that a child's Social Security number was being used by six adults, all of whom had paired it with a different name and date of birth.

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  • New free way to protect your child's identity
    May 8, 2012

    Protecting your child's identity is about to get a whole lot easier and cheaper thanks to a new free service in the marketplace.

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  • Service to protect kids from ID theft launches
    May 2, 2012

    The ChildScan rolls out as AllClear warns of the rise in child identity theft in a recent report. According to their findings, children are 35 times more likely to fall victim to ID theft than adults.

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  • Redefining Identity Protection, One Free App At A Time
    March 16, 2012

    While the presence of your personal information in a criminal’s database might not mean that a fraud has already been committed, it might suggest that one may occur in the near future. Fortunately, the AllClear ID app also has the tools to protect you from identity fraud, and most of them are free.

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  • AllClear ID keeps warnings about identity theft close at hand
    March 15, 2012

    There are a lot of tools out there for finding out whether your identity has been compromised. But the price of that eternal vigilance can put a serious crunch on your time—assuming that you even know where to find all those tools to guard against identity theft. AllClear ID knows.

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  • An App for Watching for Personal Data Breaches
    March 14, 2012

    Want to know if your identity has been stolen? Or if your or your child’s Social Security number is being pawned off on the Internet? There’s an app for that.

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  • AllClear ID offers free ID theft mobile app
    March 14, 2012

    A Texas company is releasing a free mobile app today that will alert people if their personal data has been stolen and makes it into the hands of criminals.

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  • Security experts will tip consumers to cyber fraud
    March 14, 2012

    Internet security experts have set up a system to alert Americans when sensitive personal information such as social security numbers and online banking log-in credentials turn up in the hands of cyber fraudsters.

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  • Get Notified When Hackers Get Your Data
    March 14, 2012

    A new iPhone app launched today will add a serious – but hopefully infrequent – note to the notifications that set your handset buzzing. AllClear ID will let you know when the FBI or other investigators have found your data in the hands of cyber criminals.

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  • AllClear Launches ID Mobile, Empowers Consumers to Protect Themselves
    March 14, 2012

    AllClear is putting security matters into consumers’ hands with AllClear Mobile ID for iOS. The new app will alert consumers when retailers, law enforcement and cyber security experts report that thieves have access to consumers’ bank account, credit cards, and Social Security Numbers.

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  • AllClear ID’s Mobile App Guards Against ID Theft
    March 14, 2012

    What preventative steps can people take to guard against identity theft? That’s exactly the question AllClear ID is aiming to answer with its new mobile app for iOS devices.

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  • Safeguard Your Child's Social Security Number
    December 15, 2011

    Increasingly, children have become targets of identity thieves. Since children don't tend to file for credit until they are older, the problem can go undetected for years.

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  • Data Thieves Target Children
    August 27, 2011

    Thieves covet children's unused Social Security numbers because they can be more easy to use illicitly than those of an adult who already has a record, especially for items like cellphones and store-issued credit cards, says Bo Holland, chief executive of AllClear ID, a unit of Debix Inc.

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  • Free identity theft protection is here!
    July 22, 2011

    The identity theft protection packages that are so popular among people have settled somewhere between $9 and $15 per month or about $120 to $180 annually. But what if you could get similar protection for free? Watch video.

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  • AllClear ID Offers Free Identity Protection Monitoring
    July 13, 2011

    With so many security breaches in the news lately, more people are rightly concerned about identity theft and making sure it doesn't happen to them. AllClear ID, the ID theft-monitoring service Sony has offered to victims of its network breach, has a free version open to everyone.

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  • Companies Offer Free Versions of Identity Theft Services
    June 7, 2011

    The recent spate of computer hacking and security breaches has heightened interest in credit and identity-theft monitoring services. Debix has started offering free versions of its surveillance system.

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  • Stop ID thieves from stealing your kid's credit
    May 12, 2011

    Crooks are targeting children's pristine credit records. What parents can do about it.

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  • Report: As Child ID Theft Grows Rapidly, Consider These Precautions
    April 5, 2011

    A new report shows children are much more likely to be the victims of identity theft than adults, and that the crimes can go unnoticed for years.

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  • Child identity theft is on the rise
    April 4, 2011

    Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab studied over 40,000 kids and found that over 10 percent of them had social security numbers that were being used by someone else.

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  • Child Identity Theft; A Lot of Questions Need to Be Answered, But the Most Important One is "Has It Happened to Your Child?"
    April 1, 2011

    Wouldn't you want to know if your eight-year-old was in foreclosure on a home in another state? Wouldn't you want to know if your three-year-old was in collection for a huge utility bill across town?

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