identity theft

Get Your Own Identity! What to do when Yours is Stolen

Identity theft is considered an increasing national epidemic, being the fastest growing crime in the nation. And until you discover that somebody else has stolen your identit

The scams and cons that could clean you out.

Last time I gave you advice from the Real Hustle team, it was how to grab a few free drinks. A bit of harmless fun. This time, it’s much more serious. [more]

How To Get Mugged

Awesome, 10:45 and there's still one parking spot only a few buildings from mine. I do the parallel parking bit, grab my purse, lock the car, and start the quick walk to my apartment building. [more]

Man Tears Up Credit Card Application. Fills It Out. Sends It In. Result: Card Approved!

Go get a shredder immediately. The mad scientist at Cockeyed.com tried a little experiment: Take a regular credit card application from Chase Mastercard. Tear it up into roughly 16 pieces. [more]

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

LA Times reported this morning that "hackers have gained access to a UCLA database containing personal information on about 800,000 of the university's current and former students, faculty and staff members, among others." The person [more]