Category Archives: Identity Theft

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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Protecting Your Identity During the Government Shutdown

Most Americans are well aware that national monuments, like the Statue of Liberty or Yosemite National Park, are closed to the public due to the first federal government shutdown in more than 17 years. But what many Americans don’t realize … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Identity Protection for Kids and Parents

From registration forms to health records, going back to school generates a lot of paperwork for families, regardless of their children’s ages. With so many forms and personal information moving back and forth between your home and schools, and from … Continue reading

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Identity Protection Tips for Online Dating

In the day in age, online dating is now a new norm and a growing number of people are finding love through social media and match service websites. In fact, last year about 17 percent of marriages started out with … Continue reading

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Key Things to Know when recovering from Identity Theft

Multiple federal and state laws exist to protect consumers from identity theft, and if you become a victim, you do have rights under those laws. It pays to educate yourself about your rights under the laws. The Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading

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