Revisiting SXSW 2012 – One Last Look

By | March 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

It’s hard to believe that South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) is already two weeks in the past. We spent eight months planning and prepping for the event—during which Experian hosted three panels—then it came and went in a flash. In fact, we already have SXSW 2013 on our radar. Before we get ahead of ourselves [...]

IRS Identity Theft in 2012: Tips to Beat the Thief

By | March 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By Adam Kennedy, Experian Identity Restoration Supervisor; Certified Identity Theft Risk Management SpecialistImagine you’re on your favorite tax preparation software recalling incomes and deductions from the year past. Finally, you’ve reached the end of the seemingly endless questionnaire and the estimated refund number glares from the screen like a stuffed piggy bank waiting to be [...]

Protect Your Taxes From Prying & Spying Eyes

By | March 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

The IRS admittedly has little control over protecting your tax returns against identity theft. The problem is too big, the data too widely available, prevention too rarely attended to until it's already too late. Your tax returns are the Holy Grail of identity theft because they contain virtually every piece of information a fraudster needs [...]

Lost in Neverland: The Growth of Child Identity Theft

By | February 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

One out of ten children is targeted for identity theft. Child identity theft is a rising problem. Upon stealing a child’s social security number, a thief can run up a hefty amount of credit card debt, take out loans and establish driver’s licenses—and the crimes often go unnoticed until the victim is of age to [...]

IRS Overwhelmed by Tax Related Identity Theft

By | February 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By John Sileo, Experian consumer security expert It’s nerve racking to realize that the IRS increasingly struggles to control taxpayer identity theft. Since 2008, the IRS has identified 470,000 incidents of identity theft affecting more than 390,000 taxpayers. “Victims of tax-related identity theft are the casualties of a system ill-equipped to deal with the growing proficiency [...]

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