Resource Center Articles

Welcome to the IdentityHawk® Resource Center, where you’ll find informative, insightful articles on identity theft and fraud, including important steps that can help you reduce your risk of identity theft — and help you fight back if you become an identity theft victim. To learn more about specific identity theft topics, be sure to click on any of the category links to the right.

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Shop Safe on Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself While Shopping this Holiday Season [Infographic]

Eager to shop this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Follow these 10 tips to protect your identity while shopping this holiday season.

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What Are the Penalties for College Students Using Fake IDs?

Many college students think that using a fake ID to buy beer is a harmless, victimless crime. However, this is not the case -- learn more about the legal penalties for fake IDs.

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Identity Theft Statistics: What is Your Risk? [Infographic]

Learn about the top identity theft risks facing Americans in this data-driven infographic.

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Are You an Identity Theft Victim?

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you're not an identity theft victim. Get the telltale signs of victimization.

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Who Can Lawfully Request My Social Security Number?

If someone requests your Social Security number, your first response should be, "Why?"

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Mortgage Fraud: The Fastest-Growing Type of Identity Theft

Identity thieves prey on nervous homeowners in a dismal real estate market.

What Is a Botnet, and Why Is It an Identity Theft Risk?

Botnets are networks of infected computers. Learn how your PC may be one of them.

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Use These Tips to Protect Against Online Auction Identity Theft

Don't let your desire to own an item outweigh your need to protect against online auction fraud.

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Your Identity Thief Could Be Your Sibling or Child

Is it still "sibling rivalry" if your brother or sister assumes your identity?

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Checklist for Identity Theft Victims

An identity theft checklist can keep you from panicking if your identity is stolen.

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