According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the 12th year in a row, the number one complaint they receive…
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Identity theft happens all too frequently. A few careless mistakes with your personal information and you could be in the clutches of an ID thief. How do you prevent identity theft and fraud from happening to you? Here are 10 steps to safeguard your personal information and make sure ne’er do wells don’t snatch your credit identity.
To start the new year off on the right financial footing and avoid falling prey to these scams, take a look at the five biggest scams of last year, including purchase overcharges, benefit buybacks, family scams, fraudulent rental deposits and loans that aren’t yours.
From auto, investment and online scams, to FBI impersonators bilking consumers out of their money, fraud is rampant. Learn about three major scams taking place today so you can arm yourself against them.
he holiday spirit seems to conjure up the criminal spirit too, as the holidays often see a spike in the amount of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With more people shopping online, the increased pool of victims seems to lure out identity thieves right along with those out for a shopping spree. Since you are at more risk during the holiday season than you are at other times of the year, take some necessary precautions to further protect your identity, your credit and your money.
Millions of Americans fall prey to identity theft each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). When you get the frightening call or become aware that you are one of these victims, it’s important to spring into action quickly to correct the damage that’s been done and prevent further damage.
Maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge, especially in America – the land where plastic fuels the retail industry. Yes, we all know the temptation to buy that unattainable item. And most of the time, we create our own debt. But what happens when an ex-spouse takes control of your identity and places red marks on your credit report?
Identity theft is one of the most prevalent problems in today’s cyber world. People are desperate for money and will do anything to find it. The Internet has brought many benefits to the world as a whole, but it has also opened a new venue for those who want to steal identities and take your money for their own. Here are five ways to protect yourself.
More than 1.5 million residential burglaries occur every year in the United States, according to the FBI. Thieves target electronics, jewelry and other valuables, resulting in an average dollar loss of $2,079. There are measures you can take, however, to protect your home and family – many of which are easy and free. Make sure your home is secure with our home security checklist.
If you haven’t had your identity stolen, you probably know someone who has. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. It’s a growing problem, affecting 11.1 million adults in the United States just last year. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself.