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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

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...

Five Easy Steps to Boost Your Security Online

March 8, 2016

Cyber security month provides the perfect opportunity to ask yourself: “Just how much do I know about my online security?” It’s a place many of us spend time every...

Tax Time and ID Theft: Survey Results

January 22, 2016

Surprise – the start of 2016 means that tax time is already here. For many of us, it means looking forward to a much-anticipated annual tax return, or paying...

Secret Santa with Smarts: Fighting Holiday Scams

December 3, 2015

The holidays are a time of year to open your heart. Just make sure that extending your good graces doesn’t play right into a hard-hearted hacker’s yuletide plot. Seasonal...

Infographic: How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft

August 12, 2015

Your credit report is a powerful tool that can help show how others view your credit activity. But beyond that, it’s also a valuable check-and-balance to confirm that all...

5 Helpful Security Tips for Mobile App Users

July 2, 2015

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares a few ways to ensure that scammers and fraudsters aren’t making off with the information you keep handy via smartphone. Millions around the world...

Infographic: Identity Protection While Traveling (4 of 4)

June 26, 2015

Travel can be one of the most rewarding parts of life, and it’s no wonder that longer summer days make for some of the year’s busiest recreational travel months....

Infographic: Identity Protection on Mobile Devices (3 of 4)

June 26, 2015

Though it’s hardly something the founding fathers might have imagined, living in the digital age means much of our information is stored, viewed and sent on mobile devices such...

Infographic: Identity Protection at Work (2 of 4)

June 25, 2015

When you’re at work, your information isn’t in its natural habitat. With as much time as you might spend in the office, it can easily feel like a second...

Infographic: Identity Protection at Home (1 of 4)

June 24, 2015

When your home is your castle, it’s not just space for resting and entertaining, it’s also likely a place where you keep important documents. If your nest includes a...

Protect your heart and identity from “sweetheart scammers”

February 13, 2013

Dear Readers, Everyone would like to make a love connection on Valentine’s Day, and online dating sites can be a great way to meet someone. Unfortunately, online dating services...

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