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Protecting Your Identity

As the war on personal information heats up, news of a latest data breach always seems to be making the headlines. Whether it’s maliciously-hacked data or a phishing scheme that worked, new breaches can seem to be a regular part of today’s news landscape. Identity theft is a major concern when it comes to keeping your credit on-track. Make sure you’re on regular patrol for some of the most reliable signs that indicate suspicious activity within your credit report:

  • Personal addresses given for you that you don’t recognize or haven’t lived at
  • Billing statement charges from locations you haven’t traveled to
  • Inquiries for credit applications you didn’t submit

How to Unfreeze Your Credit Report

September 20, 2017

Find out the steps you need to take to unfreeze your credit report and what credit freeze laws may apply in your state.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Your Credit

September 20, 2017

Thinking about freezing your credit? Find out the seven things you should consider before taking any action.

Here’s When You Should File a Police Report After a Data Breach

September 18, 2017

With so much uncertainty surrounding the recent Equifax data breach, many Americans are wondering how to respond—should you file a police report?

What Is the Difference Between a Credit Freeze and Fraud Alert?

September 15, 2017

Not sure what the difference between a credit freeze and a fraud alert? Find out when you should consider each one and what it can do for you.

Here’s Why Your Identity Might Be at Risk When You’re Filling Up

September 13, 2017

Find out how identity thieves can steal your personal information with a skimmer at the gas pump and how to protect yourself.

Data Breach: Five Things to Do After Your Information Has Been Stolen

September 8, 2017

Not everyone will be a victim of identity theft as a result of a breach, but keeping informed can help you mitigate risk when dealing with any data breach....

Here’s What You Should Do After a Data Breach

September 8, 2017

Identity theft is on the rise, as are incidents that contribute to identity theft risks, such as data breaches that compromise consumer information.

Scams Targeting Seniors – What To Know And How To Protect Yourself (And Your Loved Ones)

September 7, 2017

CNBC recently reported that older Americans lose at least $36.5 billion every year on fraud. While anyone can be a victim, there are a growing number of scams targeting...

What Can Identity Thieves Do with Your Personal Information and How Can You Protect Yourself?

September 1, 2017

Americans are spending more time online and, unfortunately, so are criminals. While the FBI reports many crimes (property crimes, burglary, and larceny-theft) have decreased over the last several years, rates...

What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

August 28, 2017

Dark web monitoring, also known as cyber monitoring, is an identity theft prevention product that enables you to monitor your identity information on the dark web, and receive notifications if...

How to Protect Yourself from Hackers on Popular Websites with Two-Factor Authentication

August 25, 2017

There are various steps you can take to protect yourself online. One way you can keep your personal information from getting into the wrong hands with an additional step on...

What If Everything You Think You Know About Passwords Is Wrong?

August 24, 2017

If you're thinking of sharing your password, online logins, credit card numbers or PINs with a friend or family member, you may want to reconsider.

What Is the Dark Web?

August 22, 2017

Learn more about what the dark web is, and why it should matter to you as a part of your identity protection strategy.

Do You Know How to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft?

August 16, 2017

You buckle them into car seats, make sure they wear a helmet when riding their bikes and keep a first-aid kit on hand at all times. As a parent,...

Avoiding Summer Identity Theft: 5 Must-know Steps

June 15, 2017

While the details of flights, hotels and activities are top of mind for most travelers, many forget to take simple steps before they travel to protect their identity.

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