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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

12 Signs Your Identity Might Have Been Stolen

October 17, 2017

Not sure whether your identity might have been stolen or not? Read to find out some of the signs that may indicate you've been a victim of ID theft.

Americans Worried About Identity Theft, Unlikely to Protect Themselves: Survey

October 13, 2017

Despite rising concern about identity theft, most Americans aren’t taking basic steps to make it harder for their information to be stolen. Find out why.

What to Do if You Are Infected with Malware

October 6, 2017

Have you been infected with malware? If the answer is yes or if you're not sure, take a read to learn about the steps you can take to protect...

5 Tips to Prepare for a Cyber “Fire”

October 6, 2017

Don't fall victim to a virus infection by malware or ransomware. Read to learn about how you can keep your systems protected and prevent infection.

How Can Biometrics Protect Your Identity?

October 4, 2017

Read to learn about how biometric technology will reshape the identity theft protection landscape and what it can mean for you.

What is Spear Phishing?

September 29, 2017

Spear phishing occurs when scammers use personal details to tailor the emails, text messages, or phone calls they use to swindle victims.

Your Mailbox May Still Be Vulnerable to Old School Identity Theft

September 22, 2017

It takes just one piece of intercepted mail for a criminal to begin stealing your identity. Find out the steps you can take to stay safe.

3 Steps to Take If Your Social Security Number Has Been Stolen

September 22, 2017

Find out what you can do if you Social Security Number is stolen and how you can prevent identity theft.

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 stat

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.

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