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 May 7, 2014 and originally published December 6, 2009.