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Identity Theft

Sonic data breach
Report: Sonic hit with data breach, millions of customers possibly affected Identity Theft September 27, 2017
Fast-food chain Sonic Drive-In may have been the victim of a massive data breach affecting millions of customers, according to…
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach Identity Theft May 30, 2017
Another day, another data breach! Chipotle Mexican Grill has now revealed full details of a spring data breach following several…
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private Mobile & Electronics February 3, 2017
Some old Facebook scams aremaking the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer Mobile & Electronics January 13, 2017
A new variation of ransomware has been turned loose and it's even more capable of locking up your computer from…
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity December 27, 2016
Before you donate your household goods to a charity, you need to take certain measures to protect yourself from potential…
The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices
The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2016
Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals and other medical providers is booming. But there is a way to protect yourself…
The #1 reason to stop carrying your Medicare card
The #1 reason to stop carrying your Medicare card Protect Your Identity October 5, 2016
Your Social Security card is one of the five things that you shouldn’t keep in your wallet or purse, but…
Free identity theft protection is here from Civic
Free identity theft protection is here from Civic Protect Your Identity August 8, 2016
If you're concerned about identity theft, you could pay $10 a month to a company like LifeLock or you could…
Help! I think someone opened a credit card in my name
Help! I think someone opened a credit card in my name Money & Credit May 17, 2016
Maybe it’s a sudden influx of subprimecredit cardoffers in your mailbox. Ora bill from an issuer youdon’t recognize. Or, even,…
Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft
Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity April 7, 2016
Read more: 3 ways to avoid tax fraud Key to preventing tax identity thef Why your tax refund will probably…
Why you need to turn paper statements back on
Why you need to turn paper statements back on Protect Your Rights & Identity April 5, 2016
Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack If you think about all the companies you do…
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 30, 2016
Read more: 7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid…
The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do
The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do Protect Your Rights & Identity March 29, 2016
Read more: 'Get Transcript' IRS hack keeps getting worse, more taxpayers affected IRS tool meant to protect identity theft victims…
Think twice before signing a production release
Think twice before signing a production release Protect Your Rights & Identity March 17, 2016
Read more: Consumer Issues & ID Theft | Protecting Your Privacy Protect Your Rights & Identity Spotify's new privacy policy…
Heads up: Avoid these two major ID theft scams
Heads up: Avoid these two major ID theft scams Protect Your Identity February 17, 2016
Read more: Identity Theft Guide Key to preventing tax identity theft The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical…
Online shoppers: Protect your financial privacy
Online shoppers: Protect your financial privacy Shopping & Retail January 13, 2016
Read more: Online holiday shopping: How to protect your wallet & identity Your browser of choice can influence what you…
Don’t give your Social Security number at these places!
Don’t give your Social Security number at these places! Protect Your Rights & Identity December 20, 2015
When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social…
LifeLock is legit, but is it worth your money?
LifeLock is legit, but is it worth your money? Protect Your Identity November 11, 2015
LifeLock is a company I am asked about regularly. They are a heavy advertiser on both the web and radio.…
Easy way to know if your account has been compromised
Easy way to know if your account has been compromised Protect Your Rights & Identity October 9, 2015
With all the endless news of data breaches these days, it's easy to wonder, 'Has my e-mail address been stolen?'…
What to do about the online photo service breach at Costco, CVS
What to do about the online photo service breach at Costco, CVS Protect Your Identity September 24, 2015
Investigators now say the photo websites of several chains -- Rite Aid, CVS and Costco, among others-- were successfully hacked.…
Ashley Madison saga highlights what you can do in a data breach
Ashley Madison saga highlights what you can do in a data breach Protect Your Identity August 19, 2015
There's a new chapter today in the Ashley Madison saga. As you probably now know, Ashley Madison is a popular…
Don’t carry these items around with you in your purse or wallet
Don’t carry these items around with you in your purse or wallet Money & Credit July 28, 2015
Don't make stealing your personal information easier for thieves Here's a look at some important items you should never carry…
Gov’t: Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million Americans
Gov’t: Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million Americans Protect Your Identity July 10, 2015
Massive data breaches at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM)earlier this year wereapparently a lot worse than officials…
Small Businesses Should Consider Breach Insurance
Small Businesses Should Consider Breach Insurance Insurance June 10, 2015
If you have a small business, there's a new insurance policy I recommend to protect you in the event of…
Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst
Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst Protect Your Rights & Identity May 21, 2015
Medical records have become the hot new target of crooks looking to steal your identity. Some 1 in 4 adult…
Google Chrome adds virus protection
Google Chrome adds virus protection Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2015
TRANSCRIPT: Google has gotten a lot of heat for not doing enough to protect you from the apps you might…
How to Prevent Medical ID Theft
How to Prevent Medical ID Theft Protect Your Rights & Identity April 2, 2015
TRANSCRIPT: The data breach hits just keep on keeping on. The latest involves Premera Blue Cross very heavily in the…
Social media apps can pierce your privacy
Social media apps can pierce your privacy Identity Theft March 10, 2015
If you use Instagram, know that what you do is not private. Not just what you might post on Instagram,…
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