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ID Theft

How to Freeze Your Credit – What are the Pros and Cons?

A credit freeze involves locking down or restricting access to your credit report. It is one remedy to protect yourself from identify theft.

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How to Prevent Identity Theft: Don’t be a Victim! Here Are 8 Things You Must Know

It can happen to anyone, at anytime, and according to the FBI, roughly 10 million Americans fall victim every year. Identity theft is a serious threat with lasting consequences, and perpetrators are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to stealing your personal information for their own nefarious gain.

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New Technologies are Around for Preventing ID Theft

New technologies are out to stop identity theft. Smart phones and credit cards can now be linked together, so if they physically too far apart, you can be alerted.

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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft in Social Media and Banking

With computers controlling almost every aspect of our finances, ID theft is more apparent now than ever before.

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Credit Card Fraud: How not to Become a Victim

What is credit and charge card fraud? It’s when a person uses your credit card without your permission.

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Credit Card Fraud Prevention Tips and Tricks

Credit card fraud costs billions of dollars in losses each year. Thieves and hackers can find ways to compromise your account, often without you realizing what happened until it is too late.

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Credit, Care & Crime: Threatening Small Business Trends

Building a small business can be slow going, but once things pick up, successful companies use momentum to graduate from startup to success story.

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Avoid Credit Card Fraud This Holiday Season

Tweet Christmas shopping can lead to an increase in identity theft. How can you avoid credit card loss and subsequent identity theft? Well, being mindful of what you’re doing is

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Back to School: Safety Tips

Tweet Public schools are reopening up across the nation as students, parents, teachers and administrators put the long summer recess behind them. As always, the safety of students is of

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Identity Theft Can Be Much More Than Just A Hassle!

Tweet Last month I read a story in the local newspaper where a nearby police department was warning residents of a scam targeting mailboxes. Apparently, thieves were driving through the

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Credit Freeze? Brrr!

Tweet Identity theft has gotten to be such a insidious problem that many consumers are requesting that they have their credit records frozen in order to keep thieves from opening

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4 Steps To Recover From Identity Theft

Tweet The topic of Identity Theft continues to surface regularly on the news, around the workplace water cooler, and in homes where consumers are trying to figure out the best

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I.D. Theft Remains #1 Consumer Complaint

Tweet What was the chief complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2007? If you guessed “identity theft” then you answered correctly. Last year, the FTC tallied more

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Protect Yourself Against I.D. Theft This Season

Tweet The final week of Christmas shopping is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is done shopping. This year, sales are down suggesting that many consumers are waiting