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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

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.

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.

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Here’s How Much Your Personal Information Is Selling for on the Dark Web

The dark web is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. Find out how much your information is selling for on the dark web.