Simple Steps For Keeping Your Identity Safe

The truth is no matter what precautions you take or no matter how careful you are, there is no 100% way of preventing Identity Theft. The Federal Trade Commission, the U.S Department of Justice, and the U.S Attorney General’s Office have all stated that there is no full proof method to avoid this crime. There is an upside however. By making yourself aware of the threat we are faced with and opening your mind to the way these identity criminals think, you can start minimizing the risk of becoming a target. There are proven steps and measures you could use that will definitely take you out of the spot a light and one step ahead of these crooks.

Lets not forget about illegal immigrants. You are made to think this would keep them out because they wouldn’t be able to work. Slipping a quick thought in here: the government is taking our ability to work away, so what makes them any better?? Yeah right, be practical. For under $300 an illegal immigrant can buy both a social security card replacement and a birth certificate. Then under this Act they can receive a legitimate ID. Wow, that is an illegal immigrants dream come true.

Oh and if that alone isn’t enough, they had the audacity to sneak the bill in behind a ‘must-have’ bill for the funding of our troops. The same troops who are ‘fighting for our freedom’. That takes nerve. Come on now!! Funding for troops that are fighting for the freedom that they are taking away, ugh! How deceiving and twisted is that?

As long as the charge is in dispute, you don’t have to pay that portion of your bill. You do, however, have to continue paying any other amounts you may have on the same social security card replacement.

The WIC program is overseen by each individual state, so the guidelines vary slightly depending on where you live. I live in Tennessee and have received WIC off and on over the past five years. I live in Memphis and there are some things that you should know before going to the WIC offices in Memphis. Knowing these things can make your visit a lot more bearable.

For Passport amendment, you will need to fill out a Passport Amendment / Validation Application form. Once completed, you should send this for to the nearest passport agency and include the following; your current passport, a certified document showing your name change (like a valid copy of your marriage certificate), and appropriate fees.

Now, since we understand aging and how long an item can remain on your credit report, lets look into another item or entry. Federal Law says that a furnisher of information MUST report the date in which an account was first late and that triggers the commencement of the initial delinquency. There is a National bill collection agency by the name of NCO. In the summer of 2004 they were found guilty by the Federal Trade Commission of this violation and fined $ 1,500,000. That’s right! I said ONE POINT FIVE MILLION SMACKEROOS. Is that heavy? You bet your brother Fred’s new white pickup truck that is heavy.

As you can see, obtaining a passport is not a very difficult process. It can take quite a while for you to receive your passport, so keep that in mind when you are applying for yours. Other then the waiting, it’s very easy. So now you have no excuse for not getting yours.

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