Identity Theft

Talk to Teens About Identity Theft

Monitoring your children’s activities is easier when they’re young; you walk them to the park, watch them play and drop them off at the bus stop each morning. But when your son or daughter becomes a teenager, it’s much harder to protect them from external dangers, like identity theft. The good news is there are […]

📅 APR 07, 2015

Identity Theft: How to Report Fraud

The first move you should make is contacting your local or state police. Following this phone call, you can contact your postal inspector, the FBI, your credit card company, your bank, and any other agency you feel appropriate depending on the type of identity theft. (Not sure who else to call? See the list below.) […]

📅 APR 02, 2015

Databases of Personal Info Leads to Identity Theft

It’s no secret that identity theft in the U.S. is increasing. It seems that new methods for stealing personal data improve as quickly as law enforcement can detect and stop it. This leaves many Americans wondering how identity thieves are still able to obtain their information if they are taking all of the necessary steps […]

📅 MAR 24, 2015

Consumer Warning: Telephone Scams

While most criminals are utilizing technology to steal consumer information, such as bank account numbers and passwords, others are sticking to old-fashioned ways of committing theft. Calling consumers to solicit information has always been a popular tool among criminals and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently warned Americans that an old telephone scam has […]

📅 MAR 10, 2015

Identity Theft Protection: Avoiding Fraud

Why should you care about identity theft? Because it could show up at your door at any moment. And ID theft doesn’t knock. Identity theft is when a criminal steals your name, contact information and other personal information to commit fraud or other crimes – normally resulting in their own financial gain. ID theft has […]

📅 MAR 02, 2015

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 you to reveal your essential financial information electronically. Fighting online fraud is important because online […]

📅 JUN 06, 2014

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 insidious. Scammers are playing on both the optimism of people who hope to protect their […]

📅 MAY 30, 2014

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 prevent identity theft, data indicates that certain groups are at greater risk. People age 20 […]

📅 MAY 01, 2014

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 the Heartbleed bug’s risks or not, we have an update that may help prevent your […]

📅 APR 22, 2014

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 does happen. Identity protection tips You can take action to minimize your risk of becoming […]

📅 FEB 14, 2014