Preventing Identity Theft in RVA

Hello Friends -I have become concerned about online security lately and as we investigate and explore – I thought I would shared some information for you about protecting yourself online.

If you live in Virginia – go HERE to find out more about identity theft protection in VA

For different States in the U.S. –  go HERE.

On this website you will find numerous protection tips on a wide variety of topics:

ITRC Fact Sheets –

FS 103 – Online Shopping
FS 119 – Direct Connections to the Internet – Protecting Yourself and Your Information
FS 121 – Prevention Tips for Job Seekers
FS 122 – Travel Tips for the Business or Vacation Traveler
FS 131 – Credit cards vs. debit cards
FS 138 – Social Networking and Identity Theft
FS 141 – Consumer Shopping Tips
FS 142 – Protecting Your Computer from WiFi Danger
FS 144 – Smartphone Safety
FS 145 – Smartphone Threats
FS 146 – Smartphone Privacy and Security
FS 147 – Risks of Mobile Applications

ITRC Solutions –

SN 13 – Protecting Information of the Internet
SN 14 – Protecting Your Online Identity
SN 19 – File Sharing P2P Software Safety
SN 22 – Medicare Card Tip
SN 23 – Emergency Situations and Identity Theft
SN 24 – Tax Time Tips
SN 25 – Detecting Scams
SN 26 – College Students and Identity Theft
SN 32 – Strong Passwords
SN 33 – Securing Your Home Wireless Network

 

Okay, and now getting back to VA:

Identity Theft laws in Virginia

Security Freeze Law in Virginia

  •  Virginia Security Freeze Law
    • Eligibility: All consumers.
    • Fees: No fees for identity theft victims with police reports.
    • All others pay a $10 fee to place the freeze.
    • Effective date of law: July 1, 2008
    • Permanent freeze remains until removal requested by consumer.
    • Click here for instructions on how to place the freeze:www.consumersunion.org/pdf/security/securityVA.pdf
    • Place the freeze over the phone
      • Equifax – 800-685-1111
      • Experian – 888-397-3742
      • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Contacts in Virginia

 

CRAs and FTC

 

http://www.idtheftcenter.org/Privacy-Issues/proud-mom-or-victim-waiting-happen.html

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