What is the single most effective way to protect identity and prevent identity theft?

Identity theft prevention may be the most important consumer personal privacy task individuals face today. How can one protect identity and prevent identity theft as this fraud crime leads all other crimes?

Identity theft protection privacy living principle

The use of a new identity for all non-official uses can assist you in preventing identity theft. Though many will balk at this idea, privacy advocates who have adopted this high-level privacy principle, endorse the use of an alternate identity as a certain way to break the identity trail  from data bases that normally collect the real identity of consumers.

Why does the butcher, the baker, and the candle stick maker need to know your true name? He/She does not. And in fact, it may be dangerous if you provide your real name, and especially your personal and confidential identification documents to businessses and agencies as you do business.

How does one create a new identity?

First, recognize the limitations of using an alternate identity for personal privacy. The details are spelled out in the personal privacy book, the big red, white, and blue book pictured to the right of this column.

Do not use fake identification when asked by law enforcement for identity information.

Personal privacy is essential to prevent identity theft and the use of an alternate identity for privacy living will break the paper trail from certain data bases to the real you. This privacy living principle helps you avoid identity theft as the identity thief will have no idea how to find you or your assets when you travel, bank, work, and live anonymously.

Grant Hall

6 ways to protect identity and stop identity theft

How does one stop identity theft and protect identity as the crime of identity fraud continues to lead all fraud crimes? This article provides high-level privacy living principles that have can be practiced to assure you of avoiding identity theft.

1. Live under the Radar while protecting privacy 

Avoid identity theft and protect identity by having a trust own the home. Renters can stop identity theft by keeping property managers out of their credit bureau files. Certain privacy seekers live anonymously by creating a new identity. This tactic breaks the trail from the old you and assures identity theft protection.

2. Anonymous Travel

Cars held in your name provide a clear path to your door in most cases as identity thieves run plates of their targets who become identity theft victims in an attempt to find their name and place of residence. Use a trust-owned car, register it properly, and prevent identity theft as you drive.

3. Bank Secrecy

I know you’ve been told you have to provide your complete personal and confidential information to the part-time clerks who open bank accounts. Join the modern privacy crisis revolution and learn to create a financial privacy plan that will assure identity protection. Your banking privacy is an important foundational block for preventing bank identity theft.

4. Telphone Security

Do you want to protect identity and stop identity theft? If you are serious, do not provide your name, date of birth, and Social Security number to part-time cell telephone sales people. Social Security number fraud is practiced by identity theft criminals who steal these crucial identifiers from any number of data bases. Avoid identity theft by buying cell telephones for cash and loading them with minutes on telephone cards purchased for cash.

5. Online Privacy

The best ways to protect identity as you use a computer include buying the computer for cash, creating a new identity for registration and e-mail communication, obtaining an ISP account anonymously and using a proxy server as you surf the internet. Sound incredibly paranoid and inconvenient? An idenity theft occurs every few seconds. Your diligence will be rewarded as you prevent identity theft through these privacy living principles.

6. Work under the radar

Avoiding identity theft and establishing an identity protection plan takes time, effort, and costs more than living as the masses. Over time, you can decide how serious you are about your privacy and elect to practice work privacy principles that will fit your employment situation.

At the highest level of work privacy, privacy seekers use a front entity, a Limited Liability Company for instance to receive their payments for their work services. This type of arrangement has been formed when employees seek privacy and bargain with employers to provide work privacy services as a part of the employment agreement.

It is possible to travel, bank, work, and live anonymously in the U.S.A. or in any country in the world when one has the information and resources to change their lifestyle. Through privacy living principles, an individual or a family can prevent identity theft while protecting their identities.

Grant Hall


protect identity and prevent business identity theft

Identity protection is the first and most important step to prevent business identity theft, a segment of identity theft that costs businesses $10,000 on average to fix-IF the business identity theft can be fixed.

Private registration of your business

Identity thieves are casing Secretary of State websites to find out who owns or manages a particular business. Once the identity of the management is discovered, this individual may become a business identity theft target.

In order to avoid business identity theft, register the company privately while using the private registration model as described in Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.

The model for private registration uses a Nevada Limited Liability Company as the entity holding the business. Companies may be registered in Nevada while being located in any part of the world.

Trust Manager Principle

Counsel advised that we utilize a front entity to manage the business that is managed by managers, not members. A Trust was chosen as the front entity and is used as the manager of record on Secretary of State registration records. A Trust has no registration requirements. The Trustee’s identity can be hidden through the use of an Administrative Trustee, a person assigned limited duties of signing on behalf of the Trustee.

Managers who use the Trust Management Principle and the Administrative Trustee Concept can effectively prevent business identity theft.

Personal identity theft prevention tactics should be employed by management as well as business identity theft prevention principles.

Identity protection for both management and business entities will prevent business identity theft.

Grant Hall

home privacy protection will stop identity theft

Home privacy protection is great to stop identity theft and in order to avoid identity theft and be certain of avoiding a home privacy invasion by an identity thief, you will want to take some extradorinary measures for identity theft security. And today, identity theft solutions are more than shredding trash, locking mail boxes, monitoring credit card and bank accounts, and other garden variety identity protection methods that everyone is doing.

Identity theft fraud leads all fraud with medical identity fraud costs averaging $20,000.00 per case. So, you will want to take identity theft prevention seriously, and start with establishing a bulletproof home privacy program.

offshore mailing address

Follow the lead of the privacy experts and break the mail paper trail. Establish a relationship with a mail receiving outfit or two. Offshore is best though you may do well with a mail nominee in the states. Never receive mail at home.

Online privacy

Proxy servers, anonymous ISP’s, and creating a new identity for online communication will protect identity and prevent identity theft. You want these measures in place so that your ISP cannot be traced back to you personally or your physical address. E-mail should not include your true name.

Telephones should be wireless and have no link to your true name.

Many id thefts occur as land line telephone calls are traced back to the physical location of the caller. Use wireless phones that have no link to you or a family member.  Never give cell phone companies and their part-employees your personal and confidential information.

A trust-owned home

Want identity theft help? Keep your family names out of data bases and not associated with your home. Trusts are the preferred front entity for holding homes for privacy.

Register the family car in the name of a trust and travel anonymously.

Identity thieves won’t have a clue how to trace you when they run your plates and the owner of the car is a trust without any name related to you or your family.

Privacy protection is expensive, time consuming, inconvenient, and necessary to protect identity today. This article provides some foundational material for avoiding identity theft. Start today.

Grant Hall

Do identity theft solutions stop bank identity theft?

How can you prevent identity theft and will these identity theft solutions stop identity theft entirely? Can medical identity theft, bank identity theft, business identity theft, and credit identity theft be prevented? Yes. Each and every type of identity fraud can be stopped when consumer privacy is practiced with privacy living principles. While each of the above-mentioned types of identity theft can be stopped and prevented, this article will focus on bank identity theft and the identity theft solutions to this identity theft problem.

Banking privacy and credit card identity can be protected. Do not be swayed into believing otherwise as the TV and radio commentators try to convince you that your credit and financial privacy is in the toilet. In fact, certain U.S. financial institutions are being used currently to establish bank secrecy that is as good as anything ever offered by Swiss banks.

The Ultimate Bank Secrecy Account is an account used by business managers who work with check cashing stores to open their business account for the ultimate in business and personal privacy. Employer Identification Numbers and Social Security numbers are not used for this type of account.

My new book, Bank Secrecy will reveal resources for banking secrecy in the U.S.A. and worldwide. Look for it soon.

Privacy living principles should be used as identtiy theft solutions. For instance, keep travel anonymous by registering the automobile in the Trust’s name only. Banking secrecy can be done as previously mentioned. Keep homes and careers private based on principles outlined in Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.

Various types of identity theft prevention are overlapping. High-level privacy living offers identity theft solutions to bank identity theft and other types of identity theft. Tailor privacy living as per your unique requirements.

Grant Hall


Will personal privacy living principles prevent identity theft?

Preventing identity theft should be a priority for consumers, and an identity theft prevention plan with privacy living principles as the foundation for identity protection, is the best identity theft protection.

Can you and your family learn how to prevent identity theft? Of course. Plan to implement privacy living principles in order to thwart fraud theft. Protecting identity is a necessary precaution today as identity thieves cash in on new types of identity theft including medical identity theft and business identity theft, two lucrative ventures for fraudsters that can be horrible nightmares for identity theft victims.

Prventing medical identity theft must be a priority as having your medical insurance policy hijacked could prevent you or a family member from having medical treatment authorized. Such a catastrophe could cause one’s injury or illness to be denied coverage with the result being damaged health or death to the real insured. An identity thief will not know how to grab your policy benefits when you keep your insurance company information confidential  and free from practitioners’ data bases unless treatment is needed. Even then, be careful. Some very cautious consumers pay cash to the providers and then claim benefits under their policy for reimbursement.

Business identity theft is an expensive crime and a costly one to fix IF it can be fixed. For the highest level of protection, use identtiy theft protection measures as I write about in Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.

My new e-book, Bank Secrecy provides business managers with privacy information and resources for anonymous banking. Look for it soon on the website.

Grant Hall

How can identity protection prevent business identity theft?

Business identity theft can be a costly affair with the average cost running somewhere north or $10,000. However, identity theft costs vary a great deal, and I recall reading a 2005 statistic that cited 60 cases where losses exceeded $1,000,000 per case. So, protecting identity, specifically one’s business identity information and the controllers of the business, is certainly worth the effort, time, and money it takes to implement the identity theft prevention principles that I will discuss in this article.

Private Business Registration

Fraud theft will not occur when the identity thief has no idea who is behind the business. Professional practitioners, self employed business people, retirees who have assets under management, and others are well served to register their companies anonymously. We prefer Nevada as a business base.

Trust Manager Principle

In Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living,  I coined the phrase, Trust Manager Principle. Through the use of this privacy principle, the trust is the front entity to keep management anonymous.

Business identity theft is a big deal, not only from a cost standpoint, but because of all the headaches and time expenditures necessary to correct the problm-IF it can be corrected.

Basic identity theft prevention practices including anonymous travel, home privacy, untraceable telephones, mail nominees, business bank secrecy, and an asset protection plan-if needed, can all serve the business manager well in his/her efforts toward preventing identity theft.

Protect identity of your business through the use of the Administrative Trustee concept, another principle we use to shield management’s identity from the business’ identity. I did not coin this concept. That credit goes to a very fine business attorney who provided this method of keeping management anonymous as they keep their business free from business identity theft.

Grant Hall

Protect identity with bank secrecy

Ever wonder why identity thieves are able to grab a victim’s money when they commit identity theft crimes, the leading fraud crime in the country? That’s because living as the masses make it extremely easy for these white collar criminals to ply their trade. This article will help you prevent identity theft. And, a huge part of preventing identity theft is done through the implementation of certain identity theft prevention tactics that provide financial privacy safeguards designed to keep identity thieves away from your assets and out of your pockets.

Providing your true name and Social Security number is a horrible idea when the criminals have access to this data. And often, they do. Read my blog articles at www.PrivacyCrisis.com/blog under the identity protection and financial privacy categories to learn about the crimes that are often committed by insiders who may get a job at a particular company or agency in order to have access to the data banks that house the most personal and confidential data of Mr. and Ms. Public. Keep the criminals out of your affairs by living privately. Never give your Social Security number to anyone unless it is required by law to do so. Or unless the service or company that requires it is so valuable that you believe it is worth the risk to provide your most personal information identifier in order to get the service.

Bank secrecy and financial privacy is a process that enables one to keep all they own anonymous. We recommend anonymous safe deposit boxes, entitities to hold real and liquid property, and a private lifestyle that empowers the privacy seeker to travel, bank, work and live anonymously-in the U.S.A. or anywhere in the worldd. It is practical-when one devotes themselves to the study and implements the applications of the practice of privacy according to their needs. And it is all legal. Never, ever break laws for the sake of privacy.

Privacy Crisis; Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living is available for purchase and immediate download.

Look for Bank Secrecy; Financial Privacy Crisis Plan and Resource Guide soon at www.PrivacyCrisis.com


Grant Hall

Can you save $20,000 when you see the doctor and prevent medical identity theft?

Consumer privacy goes a long way to prevent medical identity theft and the loss of $20,000 which is the amount such a crime costs, on average.

How to avoid medical identity theft

You’re fishing around trying to find a doctor for that…….er, problem. You know you should have made the appointment sooner, but….., oh well, maybe, it will go away. It didn’t.

After exhausting efforts, friends’ referrals, searches, and all of that, you found a doctor that will take you. You call to make  the appointment.

“What kind of insurance do you have,” asks Ms. Clerk III.


It’s time for a re-education program in how to prevent medical identity theft.

Close up and personal

Do not give insurance information over the telephone. It’s fine to say, “with all due respect, Ms. Clerk III, I have identity theft challenges (don’t we all?), and I ain’t gonna part with my insurance number and group policiy number until I see the whites of your eyes”.

“What’s your social,?” she inquires.


It’s always acceptable to just say, “no”. And that’s what you’ll do when she asks that. If you are smart, that is.

“Date of birth,?” she barks.

“When I come into the office, I will furnish all information necessary for Dr. Doolittlesonex to treat me, Ms. Clerk III,” he replies in a pleasant and authoritative tone.

I’ll see you in two and a half weeks. In the meantime, you have my name and telephone number. Please call if there is any reason why Dr. cannot keep the appointment. Otherwise, I’ll be there.”

Preventing medical identity theft summary

Mr. Assertive has accomplished a great deal to strengthen his identity theft prevention plan.

He has kept his insurance policy number confidential and not shared it with a stranger. In fact, that one secret can save you a huge financial loss. Did you know that medical identity theft is often an inside job. And, remember a medical identity theft costs on average, twenty big ones. Isn’t it worth it to you to become like Mr. Assertive?

The date of birth is an important identifier. Mr. Assertive properly avoided providing his to someone whom he does not know-an important identity theft prevention principle regardless of whether one is asked for it by a medical clerk or a guitar playing musician in Westwood.  Don’t give it up easily. Do it in person.

I don’t have my Social Security number memorized. Neither do many who stomp the woods trying to maneuver between the identity theft traps that potential identity thieves set for their unsuspecting prey. Don’t take the bait. Become like Mr. Assertive. Why would anyone memorize their “social” anyway?

FREE information on identity theft prevention/identity theft solutions may be found in our courses.

Thanks for reading.

Grant Hall

How do you prevent identity theft?

It is possible to prevent identity theft and protect identity from identity fraud criminals through consumer privacy living without dependence on a third party insurance company. How do you prevent identity theft during the current identity theft fraud epidemic? This article addresses key identity theft prevention points.

Dependence or independent thinking and proactive consumer privacy action

As the masses scramble to buy questionable and possibly ineffective identity insurance protection, the individual and family who practice consumer privacy living and business privacy will escape the expensive, dangerous, crime of identity theft.

Identity theft Insurance and the herd mentality of dependence

This piece is not about bashing the identity theft insurance corporations as they try to capitalize on the hardship of identity theft victims and the fear of medical identity theft, business identity theft, credit card identity theft, and all identity fraud related crimes.

Privacy advocates recognize it is difficult to educate the general population and the average individual about privacy living and identity protection.

You can protect identity when you learn to accept the fact that the demand is so great for “good identities” that the crime of id theft is likely to be prevalent for sometime. Next, educate yourself about what to do to prevent identity theft or learn how to fix the problem with privacy principles IF you are an identity theft victim.

Guarding you personal identifiers

Protect identity through privacy living while keeping your most important personal and confidential information private. Guidelines include:

1.) I do not provide my Social Security number to agencies or corporations unless required by law to do so unless it is required for a service that I need that justifies the risk.

2.) Keep mail, telephones, home addresses out of the data bases.

3.) Travel anonymously.

4.) Learn how to hide your money and property from the preying eyes of identity thieves.

Learn to travel, bank, work, and live anonymously and you will be on your way to preventing identity theft.

Your life depends on it

Identity theft is a serious crime. Learning to prevent identity theft through consumer privacy and business privacy will enable you to avoid the most dangerous and expensive type of identity theft, medical identity theft.

The average medical identity theft costs approximately $20,000.00 and aside from this expense, you could be denied treatment by a medical provider if you are a victim of a stolen identity. Imagine a family member or yourself needing emergency treatment for a life-threatening disease or injury and finding out that your medical identity insurance coverage has been stolen by an identity thief. In a case like this, there may be insufficient time to correct the problem before a medical condition worsens or someone dies.

If you would like to learn more about identity theft prevention, we have a free information series of e-mail courses and identity theft articles for your review and study.

Grant Hall