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Introduction
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS PUBLIC RECORD INFORMATION?
What is Considered Public Record?
Real Estate Deeds
Lawsuits and Court Records
Liens
Professional Licensing Records
Business Entity Filings (Corporations and LLC’s)
Birth, Death, Divorce, and Marriage Records
What Personal Information Should be Protected?
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Home Addresses and Phone Numbers
What Information is Considered Publicly Available?
Published Telephone Directories
Private Data Compilers
Public Record Custodians
What is Considered Non-Public Information?
Financial Data Contained Within our Credit Reports
Tax Records
Employment Information
Bank Information
Why Businesses Release our Information?
What Information do Businesses Release?
Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies
Mailing Lists
Consumer Marketing Data
CHAPTER 3: WHO SELLS OUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Businesses and Companies
List of Businesses
Your Creditors
List of Creditors
PART II: PREVENTION TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 4: GET A PRIVATE PO BOX
PO Box from the United States Postal Service
Private PO Box
Stop Using Your Home Address
CHAPTER 5: IDENTIFY A DESIGNATED PHONE NUMBER
Home Phone
Who are Your Creditors?
Credit Reports
Contacting Your Creditors
Check Your Credit Report Yearly
Open Accounts
Closed Accounts
Questions Asked on Credit Applications
Credit Bureau Opt-Out Letters
CHAPTER 8: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
Knowing Who Sells Your Personal Information
Understanding What You Can Do
Questions to Ask Your Creditors – Current and New
Every Day Lower Level Businesses
Keeping Your Information Out of Public Record
PART III: THE INTERNET’S ROLE IN PUBLIC RECORD
Before the Internet
After the Internet
Internet Databases
INTELIUS
LEXIS NEXIS
On-Line Opt-Out Options
THE DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION
OPT-OUT PRESCREEN
THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
Sample Opt-Out Letter
CHAPTER 11: THE INTERNET TODAY
Public Records on the Internet Today
Public Records in the Different States
State Search Websites
Boolean Searches
Samples of Boolean Searches:
Surfing the Web: Search Engines
CHAPTER 12: THE FUTURE…
Where are Public Records Heading?
CHAPTER 13: CHANGING THE LAWS
What is Needed for Change?
Writing to Your Elected Officials
PART IV: IDENTITY THEFT
CHAPTER 14: PREVENT BECOMING A VICTIM
Pay Attention to Your Information
Pay Attention to Your Spending
CHAPTER 15: SHREDDING YOUR INFORMATION
Why Shred?
Dumpster Divers
CHAPTER 16: ONCE YOU HAVE BECOME A VICTIM
Steps to Take
Common Sense Food for Thought
Closing Remarks
PART V: CHECK LIST
PART VI: SEMINAR INFORMATION
PART VII: WEBSITES
REFERENCES
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A Guide on: How to Protect Your Personal Information

A Guide on: How to Protect Your Personal Information

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Have you ever run yourself on the Internet, either in a search engine or a database, and had all your personal identifying information come up. Information that may show up could include your name, home address, home phone number, birth date and social security number. Did you ever wonder how that information got there and why they have your date of birth and social security number? Did you know there are things you do on a daily basis that puts your personal identifying information into publicly available information sources? It could be something as simple as ordering pizza and having it delivered to your house, filling out a credit application or having your creditor sell your personal information. This book will explain the difference between public record and publicly available information. It will also explain the ways your information gets released and how it ends up on the Internet. This is an information sharing industry that most people are not even aware exists. There are steps, described as the protection process, which can be taken to help you start protecting your personal identifying information from being released. There may be times when you can not stop your information from being released, but there are things you can do to control what information is released. Anyone who has a desire to protect their personal identifying information and their family members’ information from being released and made available on the Internet will benefit from learning about the protection process. This step by step guide was created with two objectives in mind; the first, heightening your awareness on the sale and release of your personal identifying information and the second, providing you with strategies you can implement to start protecting yourself and your family.
Have you ever run yourself on the Internet, either in a search engine or a database, and had all your personal identifying information come up. Information that may show up could include your name, home address, home phone number, birth date and social security number. Did you ever wonder how that information got there and why they have your date of birth and social security number? Did you know there are things you do on a daily basis that puts your personal identifying information into publicly available information sources? It could be something as simple as ordering pizza and having it delivered to your house, filling out a credit application or having your creditor sell your personal information. This book will explain the difference between public record and publicly available information. It will also explain the ways your information gets released and how it ends up on the Internet. This is an information sharing industry that most people are not even aware exists. There are steps, described as the protection process, which can be taken to help you start protecting your personal identifying information from being released. There may be times when you can not stop your information from being released, but there are things you can do to control what information is released. Anyone who has a desire to protect their personal identifying information and their family members’ information from being released and made available on the Internet will benefit from learning about the protection process. This step by step guide was created with two objectives in mind; the first, heightening your awareness on the sale and release of your personal identifying information and the second, providing you with strategies you can implement to start protecting yourself and your family.

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