LifeLock Sucks?

I did a post yesterday on WalletPop about LifeLock. They basically advertise services to protect you from identity thieves. When the service first was unveiled, I was intrigued. So much so, that I signed up to be an affiliate. (I never actually marketed the services as an affiliate, sold any …

Have You Heard of “Synthetic Identity Fraud”?

Bankrate.com has an excellent article about this little-known type of fraud called synthetic identity fraud. This is really interesting. In true identity fraud, an individual’s personal information is used without her or his knowledge or consent to open new credit account. In synthetic identity fraud, the credit lines opened are …