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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

Senior Scams: Here’s How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

November 22, 2017

Scammers often target the elderly as they're perceived as easy targets. Take a read to learn how you can keep yourself and your loved ones protected.

Shipping Scams That Could Ruin Your Holidays

November 20, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner, scammers are getting ready for their big score. Here are the most pervasive holiday retail shipping scams.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for Criminals, Cheats and Scammers

November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: Eva Velasquez, President/ CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, shares tips for avoiding holiday scams. With the holiday season upon us, retailers and consumers aren’t the...

Try These Expert Tips to Protect Your Identity While Shopping

November 13, 2017

How serious is the threat of retail-based data breaches, and ensuing identity theft? Very. Learn how to keep yourself protected this holiday season.

How to Protect Yourself Against Social Media Scams

November 6, 2017

The best way to protect yourself on social media involves the same basic steps as any other method of keeping your data safe. Don’t share with strangers, know who...

Here’s Why Fake News Is a Threat to Your Identity

November 6, 2017

"Fake news” is all over these days, but now it’s not limited to politics—it’s being used by ID thieves to steal your personal data over social media.

How to Stop Identity Thieves From Stealing Your Tax Refund

November 1, 2017

Though tax ID theft is on the decline, there have been a countless amount of victims. As tax season approaches, read to find out how you can stay safe.

7 Ways to Keep Your Children’s Identity Safe on Halloween

October 30, 2017

Before your kids go trick or treating, here are seven tips to educate them on how to protect their identity while they’re all dressed up.

3 Ways to Avoid Long-Term Data Breach Headaches

October 26, 2017

It can be scary to read about the data breaches that have made headlines this year. Read to find out how to keep yourself safe in the long term.

Here’s Your Rx to Avoid Medical Identity Theft

October 25, 2017

You're careful about your credit and bank statements and avoiding phishing emails and online scams. But have you checked your doctor's bill lately?

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.

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