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David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft

David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft

David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft

Bartenders need to know your age, retailers need your PIN, but almost no one actually needs your name — except for identity thieves. ID expert David Birch proposes a safer approach to personal identification — a “fractured” approach — that would almost never require your real name.

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Children ID Theft

From Today Show 5-12-2011

Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft | Federal Trade Commission

Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft | Federal Trade Commission

Each year, millions of Americans have their identity stolen. The Federal Trade Commission wants you to have the information you need to protect yourself against identity theft. This video can help educate viewers to save time and money by minimizing the risk of becoming a victim and reducing the emotional stress that often comes with identity theft. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

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Day Two Hundred Twenty Eight

Day Two Hundred Twenty Eight

A few nice id theft images I found:

Day Two Hundred Twenty Eight
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Image by Dustin Diaz
228/365. This is my business tielet’s talk

More than a few things….

As most of you know from earlier, a photo of mine was recently mis-used as it appeared in a full-spread two-page featured article in Voyeur Magazine, a Text Pacific publication for Virgin Blue…. okay.

Now it’s time to talk a little business, and clear out some details. Trash talking and name-calling may perhaps be a little out of line. But let’s just clear up a few things before the blame is put on Virgin, Getty, or Text Pacific Publishing.

Text Pacific Publishing has noted that they credit each photograph in the opening spread (as per an anonymous Flickr account comment) and "royalty-free images from Getty are credited as ‘Getty Images’"

This, technically, was done. The only things in question that remain are…

1) The credits remain questionable. If Text Pacfic goes out of their way to credit photographers (Ebony Harrison & Robert Zappulla), why not credit the others, since afterall, it’s quite clear who took the photo when purchasing?

But ok. That’s fine, actually. T.P. is not under obligation to offer a proper credit. I would however, nonetheless, change the way they do credits since it does in fact appear that someone else is getting credit (just a minor UI change)

Which brings to a second point.

2) Getty. Where is their role? If the photo was in fact purchased, when do I see proceeds? Afterall, it’s a little weird that there would be any time-lapse between someone purchasing a photo, and me just "finding it on the internet". Even my bank will post transactions within the hour.

3) To answer a few responses from this awesome Flickr army.

a) "You shouldn’t be posting high resolution photos to the web"

I am a firm believer that this is not how things are fixed. To take this further, I will continue to keep my photos "un-watermarked". The occasional text that appears on my photos is for "art sake", not as a theft-preventative measure.

And lastly on this matter, my photos are meant to be viewed large. They have detail — detail that shouldn’t be bound to a 500 x 500 pixel box.

b) "Did you really buy that tie today?"

Yep.

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And of course, the real reason this all started….

strobist info: SB-900 @ 1/8 @ 17mm into 43" umbrella high camera left.

camera info: Nikon D3 | 85mm(ƒ/1.4D) | ƒ/4.0 | ISO 100 | 1/200s — Tripoded via Pocket Wizard II’s

UPDATE: For anyone interested in the outcome, status updates will be posted on the original thread and will be notified by, of course, the twitter

James Lowrie
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. No information is available to confirm which police force compiled it but evidence suggests it’s from the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

This image is part of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums set Newcastle upon Tyne criminals of the 1930’s.

Accession no. DX1190

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

Peter Quinn
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be
from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of
the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
No information is available to confirm which police force compiled it
but evidence suggests it’s from the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

This image is part of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums set Newcastle upon Tyne criminals of the 1930’s.

Accession no. DX1190

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

Preventing ID theft: What you need to know

Preventing ID theft: What you need to know

More children than ever are becoming victims of identity theft. CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the five things you need to know to protect yourself, and your child.

ID Theft Avoidance As well as Recovery Service: Are You Secured?

ID Theft Avoidance As well as Recovery Service: Are You Secured?

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by Net Archive Publication Images Identity burglary is the fastest growing customer criminal activity in the United States. Inning accordance with the Federal Profession Compensation, roughly 9.3 million people are preyed on by the criminal activity yearly, so it’s it’s not surprising that increasingly more individuals are turning to ID theft prevention solutions to secure their identifications. However consumers aren’t the just one in jeopardy. Any dimension organisation, whether a large firm or a small company, need to be watchful to safeguard themselves from ID theft.ID Theft Prevention Service Vs. ID Burglary Insurance policy Vs. Credit Checks: Identification theft professionals concur that making use of
an ID theft prevention service is one of the most reliable way to secure versus ID burglary, however keep in mind that customers as well as companies can also take issues into their own hands using good sense to protect their identities. Some preventative steps include maintaining copies of charge card information in a refuge, getting their credit records from the 3 major credit report bureaus when a year, and also carrying out credit scores freezes.Some ID experts also advise acquiring ID burglary insurance coverage, but the benefits of an ID burglary avoidance solution far exceed the advantages of ID theft insurance policy.
The insurance policy covers some of the expenses to manage the aftermath of identity burglary, yet it does absolutely nothing to stop it. Even the National Organization of Insurance Commissioners specifies that ID theft insurance policy “can not shield you from ending up being a sufferer of identity theft and does not cover direct monetary losses sustained as an outcome of identification burglary.”As opposed to insurance, customers, firms, as well as small services ought to buy an ID burglary avoidance and recuperation service that is proactive and gives detailed defense against ID burglary. There are several competing identification burglary prevention services available, and also not every one of them provide the very same degree of service.The The majority of Reliable ID Theft Avoidance as well as Recovery Solution: The Identification Advocate has been looking into the best of the best solutions for protecting against ID theft as well as just what to do if it occurs to you. Our company believe one of the most skilled and detailed identity theft prevention and also recovery service in the marketplace is Entrust America. It is the only ID burglary security company with a 100 %record of recovering taken identifications over the past five years of providing ID theft prevention services to firms and customers alike.One of the most special features of Entrust America is that the company has a proprietary partnership with law enforcement across the country. The company’s network of legislation enforcement specialists recuperates identifications as well as makes sure clients across the entire USA return to pre-theft status.
As regulation enforcement professionals they additionally have the capacity to obtain quick as well as precise results that would certainly be virtually difficult for victims to achieve by themselves. Along with offering ID theft protection and healing solutions, Entrust America pursues and aids with the prosecution of ID theft perpetrators.Entrust The U.S.A.’s ID theft prevention solutions consist of: * A 24/7 hotline for members to call if they suspect they have been a target of ID theft. The majority of rivals do not offer day-and-night assistance. These on-call identity theft professionals promptly establish whether a fraud has actually occurred and, if so, which of the over 40 various type of identity burglary have been dedicated.
* Overnighting an ID Burglary Resolution Set that consists of types to be submitted to the Internal Revenue Service, DMV, Social Safety Management, as well as the three credit history reporting agencies. An identification theft sworn statement and creates specific to the sort of ID theft are also included. * Reporting the identification theft to participants ‘neighborhood authorities as well as creditors, asking for that financial institutions terminate existing cards and issue brand-new ones, and also positioning a safety and security freeze on participants ‘credit history documents that lasts for 7 years. Other ID burglary prevention solutions just put a credit report freeze on documents for 90 days(if they use this solution in any way ). * Contacting participants with standing updates whenever there is task on the situation, as well as following-up with creditors to ensure that they correctly repair the members’accounts. * Healing professional who are all legislation enforcement professionals. They have the moment and also expertise to instantly introduce a full examination into the identification burglary, entirely reverse problems, as well as bring the identity burglars to justice. * 100%healing of members’ identification to pre-theft status.
Nothing else ID theft prevention and also recuperation firm has a far better track record of reducing the likelihood of a member’s identification being compromised. Turn over The U.S.A. offers members complete tranquility of mind. For Even more Details, Please See: http://idtheftpreventionandrecoveryservice.blogspot.in/

Verboten Photograph Taken at the Kroger SuperSecret Store

Verboten Photograph Taken at the Kroger SuperSecret Store

Some cool id theft images:

Verboten Photograph Taken at the Kroger SuperSecret Store
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Image by elycefeliz
This morning I was at the Kroger supermarket, and before I went in, I thought I’d try taking some photos of shopping carts in line. A woman came over and asked what I was taking pictures of – I said, the shopping carts. She was an employee of the store named Amber, and said, Did you ask the manager? I said, No, why? She said he doesn’t want people taking pictures at the store. I asked why, and she said she didn’t know, but she offered to find the manager so that I could ask for permission, and I said that would be fine.

When I was checking out at the register, she told me that she had talked to the manager, and he said that since I’d already taken the pictures, there was nothing he could do – he couldn’t take my camera away . . .

When she repeated that remark, I did get annoyed: yeah, you can’t take my camera away.

I was not given a reason why taking pictures was discouraged. There were no signs saying photos were prohibited. So it’s another arbitrary decision in a public place.

However, for him to make that statement about taking my camera was way out of line. It shows how his mind works: it occurred to him, and he’d probably like to take my camera, or at least delete the pictures.

I can understand employees being told to look out for shoplifters or disruptive shoppers, – or people who steal shopping carts, as often happens – but at this store, they’ve been told to watch for people taking photographs, without being told why.

Having been told that they don’t want any photography, I can accept that. I think they should have given me a valid reason – or even a silly one – but I can accept that, too.

What I do not accept is being treated so suspiciously – their thinking and priorities are out of whack.

content.photojojo.com/tips/legal-rights-of-photographers/
Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.

If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures.

If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

www.krages.com/phoright.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography_and_the_law
Photographing of privately-owned property that is generally open to the public (i.e. retail) is permitted unless explicitly prohibited by posted signs.

All the more reason to shop at Findlay Market, where they’re friendly and don’t stop people from taking photos.

Googled this:
forum.photojojo.com/viewtopic.php?id=1192&p=3
Taking pictures inside our stores is controlled so that magazines, competitors etc cannot misuse or pirate our business methods. This also protects our associates while at work. I hope this better answers your question.

www.21apples.org/2008/12/24/i-was-escorted-from-a-mall-fo…

www.flickr.com/groups/huntingtonwv/discuss/72157619790276…

www.strictlynophotography.com/thumbnails.php?album=38

complaintsfromme.blogspot.com/2009/08/kroger-cart-locks-a…

#168 in a series for one photo a day for a year

ID Theft
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Image by Kid Kameleon

ID Theft Prevention
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Image by asos_obs1
Day 98 – Project 365:

ID Theft Prevention… It was quite cold and windy today and even though I had taken my camera out with me while running some errand this evening, nothing really turned out the way I wanted.

So what did I do? I came back performed some more chores and while collecting the recyclables and emptying the shredder, I stuffed the lens in this mess!

Wish I could do this with my credit card bills! Hah!

(12/12/2009)

Victims of ID theft: 5 steps to take

Victims of ID theft: 5 steps to take

Identity theft can be stressful, but there are steps you can take to minimize the long-term impact on your finances. Get the know-how you need to recover from being a victim of identity theft. To learn more and to see more videos, go to http://go.bofa.com/4n9k.

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