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May 31, 2009

Newsletter 05/31/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:44 pm

Internet crime, computer fraud, identity theft, its all around us or so says the news media. My question to you is have you experienced any of these? You may have or have not. If you have it is not a fun thing to have happen. To help you combat the above the following sites should be on your list of sites to visit.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx”

This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place. Law enforcement can get resources and learn how to help victims of identity theft.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Phishing is a scam where Internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims.
http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/phishing.aspx

Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report online, request your report by phone or request your report through the mail. Free credit reports requested online are viewable immediately upon authentication of identity. Free credit reports requested by phone or mail will be processed within 15 days of receiving your request.
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

To continue on this them, I believe we need a Digital Bill of Rights. On August 25, 2008 Erick Schonfeld posted a very good article containing his thoughts on a Digital Bill of Rights. I agree with him completely and we should write our senators and congressmen to have them pass this or a similar bill of rights.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/25/what-we-need-is-a-digital-bill-of-rights/

One last thing, that maybe helpful or just needs to be buried.
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.
ttp://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693

In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of
thumb’.

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