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Identity Theft

New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
Elderly woman on Facebook
Please warn your friends and family not to fall for this Facebook lottery scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2018
Facebook has been raked over the coals lately – and rightly so – for allowing third-party apps to trick users…
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours Identity Theft April 24, 2018
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" predates the smartphone era, but it may be just as…
suntrust bank
What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it Privacy & Security April 20, 2018
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for Facebook, who is involved in a huge data scandal, a…
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know Credit & Debit Cards April 3, 2018
It seems like just about every week we hear of a new data breach affecting millions of people. There are…
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’ Money & Credit March 29, 2018
Credit card theft remains a serious problem in the United States. In fact, it is the most common type of…
Equifax data breach
Equifax data breach: Are free credit freezes coming? Identity Theft March 8, 2018
After months of wrangling by lawmakers in Washington, a silver lining may be on the horizon for consumers across the…
Equifax data breach
Turns out, the Equifax data breach was even worse than we thought Identity Theft February 14, 2018
Last fall, the Equifax data breach sent a shock to the financial system when it was announced that criminals hacked…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
Equifax data breach
Report: Feds curtailing Equifax investigation Protecting Your Privacy February 5, 2018
Five months after the disclosure of the massive Equifax data breach, federal scrutiny of how the credit-reporting bureau allowed the…
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack
Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack Identity Theft November 22, 2017
Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last…
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…
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