Identity thieves might be the only people out there who like tax season. Personal identifying and financial information is flying around and the stress of the season can cause some people to drop their guard. As you prepare for tax season, keep identity protection in mind throughout the process. Take these steps to ensure your information stays safe this tax season:
Identity theft is no laughing matter. You can prevent identity theft by starting with the small stuff – stuff small enough to fit in your wallet. Check out the infographic below, clean out your wallet, and share it with everyone you care about who should be worried about identity theft.
In this video, Experian Vice President of Public Education, Maxine Sweet provides tips on what actions to take if you think you're a victim of identity theft.
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a prospective romance. But, just as you take steps to protect your heart in the early stages of getting to know someone, it’s important to protect your identity when meeting people online. Before you find yourself “looking for love in all the wrong places,” follow these guidelines to minimize your risk of dating-related identity theft.
Reports indicate that the caller ID number that displays on these calls is 302-268-6660. This number is in no way associated with the National Opt Out program hosted by the CRAs. We recommend that you hang up if you receive a call of this nature.
There are a variety of ways thieves try to capitalize on a person’s trusting nature, including preying on lonely hearts. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and online identity theft advocacy organizations are warning those who use online dating sites to watch out for “sweetheart scammers” who swindle money or bank account information from online daters.
A new year means it’s time for the annual Trends and Predictions report. Technology-related opportunities for thieves and scammers are more present in our daily lives than ever before. Here are the top three new problems we think we will see in 2013.
Medical identity theft is on the rise. A study by the Ponemon Institute indicates that 2 million Americans are victims of medical identity theft each year. Medical identity theft can damage your credit rating and finances, and even compromise your health care. Take steps to minimize your risk of this type of identity theft.
Something about the first few months of the year infuses us with an enthusiasm for change, which may be why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. This year, why not channel that positive energy into change that can make a real difference in your security?
Most New Year’s resolutions focus on self-improvement. Self-improvement is a good thing, but you should also emphasize self-preservation. Start 2013 with the resolve to improve your identity protection measures. Here are five must-make safety resolutions.