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Online Impersonation vs. Identity Theft: Is There a Difference?

Allison here with AllClear ID. As defined by the Department of Justice, identity theft includes, “crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.” Using this definition, online impersonation can technically be considered identity theft, but is there more to […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t File for Bankruptcy after ID Theft

Jacqueline here, with AllClear ID. Discovering that you’ve been a victim of identity theft can feel like being hit in the chest by a load of bricks. You feel violated, overwhelmed and frustrated. Your finances are in shambles. Your credit report is littered with debts you didn’t accrue and the debt collectors might be starting […]

ID Theft Tips for Working with Local Law Enforcement

Jackie here, with AllClear ID. If your car gets stolen you call up your local police department. If your identity is stolen, it is a lot more complicated. Reporting and resolving id theft can be a multi-step process that involves talking with a variety of different law enforcement agencies and personnel. Knowing how to work […]

Removing Personal Information From an Old Computer

How to Remove Personal Information From an Old Computer Thinking of donating or trashing an old computer?  Before you do, consider the personal information that you’ve saved (either knowingly or otherwise) to your computer and remove it before you put yourself at risk for identity fraud. If you’re like me, your computer is packed with […]