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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

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,...

I Am Having Trouble Answering the Online Security Questions. What Should I Do?

June 27, 2017

Dear Experian, I cannot access my credit report online. I was asked several security questions about accounts I did not recognize. I have the form to request the report...

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.

What Should You Know About the Dark Web?

May 2, 2017

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

A Case of Stolen Identity: How It Happened and How I Got My Life Back

March 2, 2017

Financial blogger Kem Washington shares how she was able to bounce back from the personal devastation of identity theft.

Fighting Holiday Identity Theft: Travel and More

November 30, 2016

Looking to avoid a side of identity theft along with your Christmas ham? Make sure you’re keeping things in trim with these best practices.

Quiz: Child Identity Theft – Are You In the Know?

October 25, 2016

See how knowledgeable you are about identity theft when kids are the victims. When it comes to them, does your regular knowledge hold true?

What Should You Do When Your Identity Is Stolen: Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert?

October 18, 2016

Discover your best options after finding suspicious activity on your credit report.

Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

September 2, 2016

Are the seniors in your life as protected as they think they are from threats of identity theft? Here's how you can help.

Cyber Crime: An Evolving Threat

July 8, 2016

Cybercrime is a threat to our online lives. Find out the three most prevalent types of crimes and how to proactively protect yourself.

Is Your Personal Information at Risk Online?

June 4, 2016

Are you a personal information warrior? Do you guard the integrity of your information fiercely, or it is a bit more casual for you?

A Not-So-Clean Bill of Health: Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

May 19, 2016

Kem Washington joins to share more about the dangers medical identity theft can pose. Medical identity theft is rising rapidly. In a perhaps-related trend, the medical sector has experienced disproportionately more...

What Grace Periods Mean For Identity Theft

May 19, 2016

Financial blogger Ash Cash joins to share some notes from the other side: how identity thieves are getting wise to typical protection measures – and how you can thwart...

Protecting Yourself from Tax Time Identity Theft

March 31, 2016

Anabel Marquez of the IRS joins to share the new tricks and old ways that identity thieves work to capture your identifying information during tax time. Learn what to...

Potential Signs of Fraud at Tax Time

March 22, 2016

Whether you were an early bird this year and filed as soon as you were able, or you’ll make an eleventh hour dash for the post office, getting your...

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