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Identity Theft is the New American Plague
Bonita Springs, FL (PRWEB) December 3, 2010
Wikileaks, the controversial whistle-blowing website, is damaging the current political landscape. Now, a retired secret service agent says thieves may be funding Al Qaeda terrorists.
Weâre talking about identity theft. It is now the nationâs number one crime and it’s channeling over $ 50 billion dollars a year to criminals, some of which likely have a terror connection. According to a retired Secret Service agent, Reginald Ball, some 40 million American social security numbers are now compromised. Additionally, using the internet, cell phones and other forms of technology, identity thieves can very quickly use virtually anyone’s personal information to fund the activities of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Identity thieves can hijack an identity and do enormous harm to people and their families. Worse, if the ill-gotten loot is funding terrorists such as Al Qaeda, then the harm is to the entire country as well.
Thatâs partly what prompted Mr. Ball’s company, iSekurity, to launch a massive educational outreach effort, which includes the âIdentity Theft Protection Guide,â an informative ebook which you can get if you click here.
âAt iSekurity we feel that it is a duty and an honor to help the citizens of the United States to protect their identities,â says Reginald Ball, âThatâs why weâve made the Identity Theft Protection Guide free for everyone.â
The free ebook offers an overview of the depth and breadth of this heinous crime and provides empowering suggestions that everyone can use to protect themselves.
âIdentity theft is a nightmare when it happens and a nightmare to unravel â you are guilty until proven innocent,â says Mr. Ball. âNobody lives in a house without a front door lock, and nobody â kids and the elderly included â should be without identity theft protection.â
By official government estimates, if individuals donât get protected, they will likely become victims of this crime at least once in their lifetime. Whatâs worse, if (or more accurately, when) an individual succumbs to ID theft it can cost them thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to restore their identity.
And if a guy like Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, can intercept confidential government information and send Hilary Clinton and friends into a tailspin, then its got to be pretty easy for an identity thief to get information on ordinary citizens â and turn their world upside down. Of course thereâs one big difference between Hilary and everyone else. Mrs. Clinton has tax dollars at her disposal to fix her tailspin while others have to fund efforts to fix an identity crisis themselves, an endeavor which can be extremely costly and time consuming.
The FBI states that once a thief steals an identity, heâll use it up to thirty times. According to the Federal Trade Commission resolving the damage done to a person’s good name could take up to 330 hours of personal time; unless they have a protection plan in place.
With the iSekurity protection plan, subscribers get a âSekure ScanSMâ which is a comprehensive life history report. This report can alert the subscriber to situations where their name is being used for credit card fraud, medical fraud, employment fraud, bank fraud, and so much more. The cost for this type of protection is $ 12 per month and if a subscriberâs identity is compromised, iSekurity covers the cost of identity restoration, travel expenses, and more. Not much to pay, all things considered.
But, even without subscribing to an identity protection service, everyone can get the free “Identity Theft Protection Guide,” an invaluable tool for preventing identity theft. The Identity Theft Protection Ninja, a cloaked consumer advocate and crusader, commended iSekurityâs free book offer.
âConsumers need a game plan for protecting their identities from would-be thieves,â says the Identity Theft Protection Ninja. âThere are so many simple things you can do to make sure you aren’t funding Osama bin Laden. The Identity Theft Protection Guide provides clear suggestions that can and should be implemented immediately.â
Get the your freee âIdentity Theft Protection Guide,â now. Click here.
Both the Identity Theft Protection Ninja and former Secret Service agent and iSekurity founder Reginald Ball are available for interviews and appearances.
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