On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with author and columnist, Terri Cullen. Terri Cullen is the author of The Complete Identity Theft Guidebook: How to Protect Yourself from the Most Pervasive Crime in America and is a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Tom Dziubek and Terri Cullen discuss identity theft and identity fraud.
Production Number: S02E07
Segment Number: 48
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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:34] Interview with Terri Cullen
– [00:47] An overview of identity theft and identity fraud
– [01:06] How criminals steal your personal information
– [02:09] Medical identity theft
– [03:00] Identity theft and the internet
– [04:46] Child identity theft
– [05:11] Protecting yourself offline
– [07:37] Company security breaches
– [10:05] Knowing if your identity has been stolen
– [11:02] Protecting yourself online
– [12:00] Financial aggregation websites
– [14:15] Facebook and social networks
– [18:53] Protecting kids
– [22:35] Phishing
– [27:27] Social security numbers
– [29:20] Reclaiming your identity
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Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published December 6, 2009. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.