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Welcome to the ProtectMyID Blog

Lessons and stories from the front lines of fighting identity theft.

 

The Heartbleed Bug & Protecting Your Identity

Apr 22

We’ve got the 411 on what the Heartbleed bug is, what it means to you, and how you can protect your identity from Heartbleed and online in general.

INFOGRAPHIC: Spring Clean to Fight Identity Theft

Mar 19

INFOGRAPHIC: Spring Clean to Fight Identity Theft Spring is a great time to clean – but be sure you’re not giving fraudsters an invitation to steal your identity.

Self Employed? Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

Mar 10

Self Employed? Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves ID theft happens to businesses too. Here are eight business identity protection tips for the self-employed to help keep you safe from fraudsters.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Risks Tax-Filers Don’t Know They’re Taking

Mar 05

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Risks Tax-Filers Don’t Know They’re Taking Learn how to protect your identity when you file taxes –online or offline.

Experian’s ProtectMyID: 20 Questions About Tax Time & Identity Theft (Edelman Berland Survey)

Mar 05

ProtectMyID recently worked with Edelman Berland to create a national survey about taxes and identity theft risks. The following 20 questions reveal how consumers understand tax-related identity theft and what they do to protect themselves.

Finding Fraud: Where to Look and What to Look For

Feb 27

Finding Fraud: Where to Look and What to Look For Learning how to find fraud when reviewing your credit report is an important step to keeping your identity safe from thieves.

Smartphone Safety: Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe

Feb 25

Smartphone Safety: Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe Sharing smartphone safety tips with your family is an important step to preventing identity theft.

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Feb 20

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season Learn to take the steps to protect your identity when you file – both online or offline.

Can Valentine’s Day be a time for love… and scams?

Feb 12

Can Valentine’s Day be a time for love… and scams? The rise in online dating is giving scammers easy opportunities to prey on those looking for love. This helpful infographic on "sweetheart scammers" shares key warning signs to look out for and what you can do to help protect yourself in a relationship.

Sweetheart Scammers: What You Need to Know

Jan 22

Identity theft advocacy organizations and the FBI warn those who use online dating sites to watch out for “sweetheart scammers” who swindle money or bank account information from online daters.