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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…

Wednesday

06

January 2010

Using the internet to find schools, colleges, and libraries

by At-Risk.org Staff, on advantages, college, convenient, libraries, online, research, risk, school, schools colleges, search, sources

You can find schools, colleges, and/or libraries by simply walking around the town in search of one, by going through magazines, by getting recommendations from people who have previously used them, or by researching online. Each of these options has some advantages and disadvantages, but the advantages of finding schools, colleges, and/or libraries through the internet are more and the disadvantages are fewer. One reason you should find…