Identity Protection Tip of The Month

Cover Your Card Verification Code or CVC - As you may know, your credit cards have a code number imprinted on the front or back of the credit cards depending on the type of card. This code is used to verify card ownership when placing orders online or by phone (or when the card and its owner are not present). However, the code is not required or necessary when shopping in person, and if discovered, can be misused when combined with the card number to commit card fraud. Read this article for more information about CVC.

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Free offer from Identity Management Institute (IMI)

The Identity Management Institute (IMI) has decided to temporarily waive all membership related fees and dues to support interested individuals join IMI and get certified at no cost if qualified. IMI offers the Certified Identity Risk Manager™ (CIRM) and Certified Identity Protection Advisor™ (CIPA) professional certifications to those individuals who provide their services to businesses and direct to consumers respectively. Please read this article to learn more about IMI.

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I am pleased to announce free distribution of the latest version of the "Identity Theft Lessons You Should Know" ebook to the subscribers of this newsletter. The ebook provides a quick reference to best identity protection practices, many of which have been extensively discussed on the site. Click this link and get your free copy now.

Also, don't forget to join the Identity Management Institute and take advantage of the no-cost membership and grandfathering provisions to become a Certified Identity Risk Manager™ (CIRM) or Certified Identity Protection Advisor™ (CIPA). Learn more about the certifications at IMI.

IdentityMate provides identity risk management services to businesses and consumers. Read this article about IdentityMate services.

Thank You and Be Identity Safe,
Henry Bagdasarian