Category Archives: Identity Theft

Defending Yourself Against Online Fraud

Online fraud is similar to other types of fraud in that it can result from thieves using deception for financial gain. The primary difference is the medium. Online fraudsters use techniques such as phishing, malware and tab nabbing to convince … Continue reading

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What You Should Know about Healthcare Scams

Medical identity theft and healthcare scams have been around a long time, and unfortunately they can lead to an impact on your credit score, financial well-being and even your health. The newest -scams surrounding the Affordable Care Act are particularly … Continue reading

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Who Is Most At Risk For Identity Theft?

In 2013, identity theft and fraud accounted for nearly 70% of consumer complaints according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. While that statistic underscores the need for everyone to be aware of and take steps to … Continue reading

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How the Heartbleed Bug Could Impact Your Personal Information

The Heartbleed Bug gained household notoriety quickly after news broke about the cyber-security threat. The bug has already compromised the personal data stored by some of the world’s most popular websites. Whether you believe you have been a victim of … Continue reading

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Identity Theft: Before and After Basics

Prevention is worth a pound of cure, but when it comes to protecting your identity, it’s important to be prepared to do both. Take steps to secure your identity and have a plan for what you’ll do if the worst … Continue reading

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Free Simple Methods to Prevent Identity Theft

With little more than your name, address, date of birth and Social Security number, a thief can do just about anything he wants with your identity. He can run up your credit cards, empty your bank accounts and apply for … Continue reading

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Why Thieves Don’t Need Your Credit Card to Sabotage Your Credit

It’s true that if your credit card information gets into the wrong hands, bad things can happen. But identity thieves don’t need your actual credit card — or even your card number — to sabotage your good credit. Before you … Continue reading

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Target Data Breach Hit Home for Many Consumers

There’s a lot of information swirling around the internet about the Target credit card breach that affected approximately 40 million customers from November 27 – December 15, 2013. Some of it’s true. But unfortunately in times like this, scammers take … Continue reading

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When Suspicion is a Good Thing – How Banks Track Suspicious Activity

More than one singer has crooned about the toxic affect suspicion can have on a relationship, but when it comes to your relationship with your bank, suspicion may be a good thing. Your bank’s vigilance can help you detect, catch … Continue reading

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Top 4 Identity Protection Tips for Online Shoppers

Americans are forecast to spend as much as $82 billion shopping online this holiday season, the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org predicts. That kind of volume means a lot of financial and personal information will be flying through the ether. If … Continue reading

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