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Thursday

21

January 2010

Understanding identity theft and how to avoid it

by At-Risk.org Staff, on business, check, computer, credit, fraud, identity, identity theft, mail, mailbox, Money, password, personal, personal info, search, steal, transactions, understanding identity theft

According to the FTC, identity theft is basically fraud whereby a person pretends to be someone else so that he/she can steal money or get other benefits. In the United States alone, over 9 million people have their identities stolen each year. The term ‘identity theft’ was first used in 1964. Although there are many laws aimed at reducing cases of identity theft, there is a lot of money…

Sunday

10

January 2010

Recycling: How to recycle

by At-Risk.org Staff, on batteries, bottles, clean, computer, garbage, junk, metals, plastics, radioshack, recycle, recycling plants, stores, waste, yard

Through such links as Environmental Protection Agency’s advantages of recycling, many people now know that it is important to recycle, but there is ignorance on how this is done, on what can be recycled, and on where it is done. This leads to people failing to recycle even when they want to and/or even when there is a recycling plant nearby. To recycle, you should start by calling…