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The #1 Way To Protect Yourself From Skimmers if You Use a Debit Card at the Gas Station
The #1 Way To Protect Yourself From Skimmers if You Use a Debit Card at the Gas Station Protect Your Identity July 8, 2021
When you pull into a gas station to fuel up, you might face a hidden danger to your financial information:…
How To Create a Safe Password
How To Create a Safe Password Protect Your Identity May 7, 2021
Are you one of the estimated 66% of people who use the same password for multiple accounts? It's understandable, as…
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How To Prevent, Report and Repair Identity Theft Protect Your Identity April 7, 2021
Identity theft is one of the scary realities of our world these days. It can destroy your financial life: Your…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: A Scammer Filed a Fraudulent Unemployment Claim in My Name. How Can I Protect Myself? Protect Your Identity January 20, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. Ask Clark: A…
Experian Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Equifax Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Equifax Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
TransUnion Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With TransUnion Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Freeze Child's Credit
How to Freeze Your Child’s Credit Protect Your Identity February 27, 2020
Hopefully you know by now that freezing your credit is the best way to protect your identity and finances from…
How To Delete Your Google Data
3 Simple Ways to Delete Your Google Data Protect Your Identity October 11, 2019
Many of us love to use Google as a web search engine, but you may be surprised how much of…
Google Password Checkup: 4 Steps to Secure Your Passwords Now
Google Password Checkup: 4 Steps to Secure Your Passwords Now Protect Your Identity October 3, 2019
Google is taking its security measures up a notch with the expansion of its password checker. Previously, users had to…
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Experian Dark Web Scan: What does the service do for you? Protect Your Identity August 28, 2019
You may have seen ads for credit bureau Experian's Dark Web Scan service and wondered if it's something you should…
F3 things to know about Facebook's new privacy feature
3 things to know about Facebook’s new privacy feature Protect Your Identity August 23, 2019
After a series of scandals related to Facebook privacy, the company has been trying to regain user confidence by empowering them…
Capital One data breach
Capital One data breach affects more than 100 million customers Protect Your Identity July 30, 2019
A massive data breach at Capital One Financial Corporation is impacting more than 100 million people in the U.S. and Canada,…
Clark's take: What the Equifax data breach settlement means for consumers
You Have Just Days Left to Submit Your Equifax Claim — Here’s How Protect Your Identity July 23, 2019
Time is almost up for consumers to file a claim related to the Equifax data breach. The deadline is January…
Face it: Your image may be in IBM's facial recognition database
Are your social media photos being used for facial recognition research? Protect Your Identity March 21, 2019
If you have a Flickr account, your image may be included in a vast facial recognition database created by IBM.…
If you use the Chrome browser, you should update it NOW
If you use the Chrome browser, you should update it NOW Protect Your Identity March 15, 2019
If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, your computer may be in danger from "previously publicly-unknown vulnerabilities," according to…
Can you really use *77 to block spam calls?
Can you stop unwanted calls by dialing *77? Protect Your Identity March 14, 2019
Lots of us get annoying unwanted calls on our home phones from blocked numbers. But the situation — as frustrating…
How to protect yourself during a data breach
Were you caught up in any of 2018’s data breaches? Check your statements closely… Protect Your Identity January 4, 2019
If the previous 12 months have taught us anything, it's that data breaches will likely continue to be a huge…
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself on different carriers Scams & Rip-Offs January 2, 2019
Thieves are increasingly stealing people's phone numbers in a new scheme known as "porting" or "port-out scamming." A phone porting…
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Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Microsoft has issued a series of emergency security patches for certain versions of Internet Explorer that criminals are actively exploiting…
Facebook shared your data with other companies
Report: Facebook shared private messages with Amazon, 150+ others Protect Your Rights & Identity December 19, 2018
Facebook has spent much of the past 12 months apologizing and trying to make amends for the Cambridge Analytica data…
How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
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60 million people may have had their data exposed by the U.S. Postal Service Protect Your Rights & Identity November 26, 2018
The United States Postal Service confirms a long-lived security flaw on its website potentially exposed the data of 60 million…
mailbox theft
4 free services to thwart the identity thieves lurking in your mailbox Protect Your Identity November 19, 2018
FedEx, UPS, DHL and the United States Postal Service (USPS) are contending with criminals setting up fraudulent online accounts under…
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here are some answers
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here’s some help Protect Your Rights & Identity November 19, 2018
It's only been a short while since credit freezes were made free by the three major credit-reporting bureaus. The government-mandated…
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How to Remove Your Personal Information From MyLife.com Protect Your Identity November 16, 2018
In this digital age, our data is being mined like never before. One website that compiles information about you —…
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USPS Informed Delivery: Sign up for this free service in your name before a criminal does! Protect Your Identity November 15, 2018
Identity thieves are exploiting a loophole in a free postal service designed to give you an early look-see into what's…
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2018
When the end of the year rolls around, you can always count on three things: holiday music in the stores,…
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Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
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HealthCare.gov data breach reveals info on 75,000 people Protect Your Rights & Identity November 12, 2018
HealthCare.gov has revealed that it suffered a minor breach last month that exposed the data of around 75,000 people who…