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Featured Account: @ITRCSD Shows How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

This continues our Pay It Forward Friday series.

Have you or someone you know fallen victim to identity theft? It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

If you’ve been lucky enough to dodge the identity theft bullet so far, you’ll want to read this so you can prepare for (and hopefully head off) a potential future attack.

And you should also read up on what identity theft IS, because it’s not restricted to financial theft (it’s not funny like this).

 

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Beware Fake Accounts Promising To ‘Verify’ You On Twitter

So many folks on Twitter are obsessed with “verification.” Check out the #VerifyMe hashtag or any similar to see. It’s kind of . . . sad.

Twitter doesn’t accept public verification requests, for one. And two? If it was as easy to get verified as these fake accounts make it sound, everyone would be.

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Draw Something Scam On Twitter

If you tweet about your love of Draw Something, the popular Pictionary-style game that everyone is playing right now, you may find yourself targeted by hackers trying to get your personal information.
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WARNING: Potentially Hazardous Fake Emails from Twitter Making the Rounds

It looks like there are two Twitter scams infiltrating people’s inboxes right now. These scam email hide their malicious URLs by cloaking them in Twitter.com text to make them look legitimate. Here’s how to avoid being suckered.
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