Does using a visa gift card online instead of a credit card eliminate the risk of identity theft?

I really want to start shopping online for some things, but i have no credit card and even if i did, i would worry about using it online because of identity thieves. i was looking into using gift cards online instead and i found that to activate the card for online use, you must provide […]

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I need some legal advice. The neighborhood I live in is high on crime. On a monday morning my brother woke me?

morning my brother woke me up at 5am yelling caulk 911 because it was a fire in the back alley, so my friend dial 11 and all of us ran outside to see what was going on, when we got to the back alley we notice there was a vehicle on fire, and finally when […]

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Fraud alert, and I am not sure what to do.?

Hello Yes as soon as you get the money and you get your money out the amount of 00 the extra fund will be send to the address giving to you at the western union and about the transfer you will told them you want to transfering money and you will send the money to […]

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How worried should I be about PSN and identity theft?

So I have a PS3 and am signed up to PSN, no bank details but my name and address ECT, with the recent hacking should I be worried about Identity theft

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I EXPERIENCED FRAUD, LEGAL ACTION, PLEASE HELP!!!?

I WAS SELLING MY PS2 CONSOLE AND SOMEONE REPLIED AND THEY WANTED TO BUY IT THROUGH PAYPAL. SO THEY OWED ME £119.00 FOR THE DELIVERY INCLUDED TO NIGERIA FROM THE UK. SO I WAS RECIEVING EMAILS FROM PAYPAL THAT THIS PERSON HAS CREDITED YOUR ACCOUNT. I ALSO GOT AN EMAIL SAYING YOU MUST SHIP THE […]

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I experienced Fraud by PAYPAL!!! PLEASE HELP!!! URGENT!!!!?

I WAS SELLING MY PS2 CONSOLE AND SOMEONE REPLIED AND THEY WANTED TO BUY IT THROUGH PAYPAL. SO THEY OWED ME £119.00 FOR THE DELIVERY INCLUDED TO NIGERIA FROM THE UK. SO I WAS RECIEVING EMAILS FROM PAYPAL THAT THIS PERSON HAS CREDITED YOUR ACCOUNT. I ALSO GOT AN EMAIL SAYING YOU MUST SHIP THE […]

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If I have suspicious that I am a victim of Identity Theft, what can I do?

I have recently done a background check on myself and have found an unknown name and address associated with my social security number. What does this mean and what should I do? I assume it means that someone tried to use my social security number and their address to receive credit cards. But where do […]

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Check under someone else’s name…fraud?

I’ve decided to write another question in order to explain myself better… Okay, here’s the situation: My cousin is running this small business at home, but he needs more money. He calls me one day and asks if he could put my name and address on a check. Please note that this check (amount: 9950 […]

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Is this situation a fraud?

My cousin called me one day to ask if he can have a check under my name and sent to my home. He didn’t clearly state the reason for this strange situation, only stating that the money is needed for his business. I didn’t think much about it, because…well, he is family. But as the […]

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Social security number and credit card fraud?

My girlfriend just started a new job at a health care company as customer service representative. She told me that all customer service reps have access to client information including their social security number. It made me wonder, how easy is it for those customer service representatives to use that information for fraudulent activities? Can […]

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How many times do you tear in half junkmail credit card applications to protect yourself from identity theft?

Assume you have some junkmail you wish to dispose of which has you name and address printed on it but you don’t have a shredder available. If it was an A4 size application form, how many times would your tear it in two before putting it in the bin?

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Ok, I have a small Fraud Problem on my Hands …?

Ok. This guy Emailed me wanting to Buy something I was selling Online. He sent me a Check for it. I went to the Bank, and they said it wouldn’t go Through. They called the Account Holder, and they said it was Check Fraud. After I Email they Guy that sent it, he became Furious […]

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What documents should I shred to protect myself from identity theft?

Am I supposed to just shred documents with my SS# on it or do i go to the extreme and shred everything with my name and address on it?

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