Many people’s worst nightmare is having their identity stolen and used for any number of illegal acts. There are some telltale signs, like a sudden decrease in your credit score or anomalies on your bank records, that can let you know whether someone has taken advantage of you by stealing your Social Security Number or other personal information. Once you’re sure your identity is being used fraudulently, notify the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and file…

Identity theft is a prevalent issue in the United States. In 2019, over 14 million Americans — 1 in 15 people — became victims of identity fraud. On average, there is one new identity theft victim every 2 seconds. One of the biggest treasure troves of personal data is the information contained on your driver’s license. Although many businesses and entities routinely ask you to show your license for various reasons, you are not legally…

In the modern world, you have different personas— your actual self, online self, and medical self. These different personas are made up of your online records and history. If the wrong person gets their hands on your medical persona, it can lead to disastrous results. Having your medical identity stolen can cause financial damage, hurt your credit score, or result in mistakes in your medical records, leading to misdiagnosis. Your medical identity is one of…

When you think of the phrase identity theft, you may picture masked individuals rifling through your trash or typing furiously as they hack into your online accounts. Rarely do those anonymous figures match up with anyone you know. But what if a relative is the culprit of your identity theft disaster? Learning that a family member is involved makes a bad situation significantly worse. Besides dealing with family politics, you also need to decide whether…

Trail cameras feature motion sensors capable of activating photo or video recording modes, allowing a photographer or a hunter to see whether an animal has been in the area without physically being present. Those same features have found an additional niche in the domain of home security. Strategically-placed, they can record human movement and significantly augment a home’s security setup. However, many thieves will not hesitate to disable, steal, or even destroy cameras they can…

Gun safes are essential for any gun owner, whether they own just one or two firearms or possess an extensive collection. They are fundamental for gun safety, protecting your guns against theft and fire, and compliance with specific legislation, such as child access prevention laws. Traditional gun safes typically take at least a minute to open and access, making them unappealing if you need a gun to protect yourself against an intruder or a home…

It’s one of the most basic defense strategies you can take, and it’s also one of the most effective. Knowing how to secure a door from being kicked in helps keep threats out better than any high-tech alarm system.  Although a latch may keep some burglars out, it won’t keep motivated ones at bay for long. Keep your home secure, and learn how to secure a door from being kicked in so your family can…

FSM EXCLUSIVE Non-Americans commit over five times more serious crimes per capita than Americans. It is estimated that there are some 133,741 foreign criminals in prisons and jails in the USA (1). They are not there for spitting on the sidewalk or jaywalking, and very few are there for immigration violations, as those illegal alien criminals are typically deported in fairly short order or simply let go as we have seen time and time again.…

Politicians today seem to come from a certain “class.” Only a few have had their characters forged upon battlefields. Those who are “academic” are bland, having lived cloistered lives. Compared to their predecessors, they seem to possess only minor intellects. Two centuries ago, American politicians were far greater figures, capable of changing the entire course of world history. They did not rely upon speech-writers or autocues to augment their oratory. No Founding Father would have publicly spoken of “whose…

Jihad recruitment has evolved into using a mainstream format, it is now cool. Print and online magazines provide practical detailed instruction on how to commit terrorist acts. The latest offering, Lone Mujahid Pocketbook, Spring 2013, is published courtesy of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine, and is available on multiple websites. It bills itself as “A Step to (sic) Step Guide on How to Become a Successful Lone Mujahid” and already has enthusiasts. Using hip, modern language conventions and…