How Do I Find Out if Someone is Using My Social Security Number?

“How do I find out if someone is using my social security number?” We’ve heard this question from a lot of our users. Because OneRep provides privacy protection services by removing personal info from the web, many of our users find us after run-ins with Social Security fraud, SSN scams, and other types of identity theft.
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Social Security Scams: A Complete Guide to Protect Yourself from SSN Fraud and Related Identity Theft

A report by the Consumer Sentinel Network found that 3.2 million identity theft and fraud reports were made in 2019, resulting in a collective loss of $1.9 billion. When it comes to identity theft, stolen Social Security numbers (SSN) take up a big share of the pie.
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Real Stories: Being Proactive to Stop Privacy Invasion

The stories are familiar, and unfortunately, they are becoming all too common.

A young woman was stalked online for many years - her stalker impersonated and spammed her relentlessly. A popular graphic-design tool suffered a data breach in which 139 million customers’ real names, email addresses, passwords, and physical addresses were exposed. 80,000 credit card users suffered as their credit card details were sold in the dark web chat rooms. Continue reading "Real Stories: Being Proactive to Stop Privacy Invasion"

How to Remove Public Records from the Internet in 2020: An Actionable Guide

When it comes to preserving your privacy online and in the real world, removing public records is crucial. This information can be easily accessed by anyone who cares to type in your name on a search engine. And if it falls into the wrong hands, it can be used against you. By removing these records from as many sources as possible, you can rest easier knowing that bad actors don’t have much to go off of.
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Real Stories: Family Abuse Victims Safeguard Their Right to Privacy

Family estrangement is a traumatic experience. It can cause feelings of shame, depression, confusion, and fear. Emotional or physical violence or abuse is one of the most common reasons people need to leave their family circumstances - it’s almost never an easy choice. Unfortunately, physical separation doesn’t always put an end to the relationship. Abusers function on gaining and maintaining control over their victims. Quite often, they will look for ways to regain control long after a relationship has ended.  Continue reading "Real Stories: Family Abuse Victims Safeguard Their Right to Privacy"

Real Stories: Foster Parents Face Unique Privacy Challenges

Foster parenting is a noble yet difficult undertaking. Recent research shows that foster parents experience overall more stress than biological parents. Some of this stress comes from the often difficult relationships between foster parents and kids’ biological families. As many foster and adoptive parents use OneRep to protect their privacy, we regularly hear stories of foster families being stalked, harassed and bullied by the biological relatives of the children they open their hearts to. Continue reading "Real Stories: Foster Parents Face Unique Privacy Challenges"