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

 

The Virtual Money Belt: Keeping Financial Information Safe in Your Mobile Wallet

Apr 22

The Virtual Money Belt: Keeping Financial Information Safe in Your Mobile Wallet Using a mobile wallet is convenient, but don't sacrifice security for convenience. Learn how to take extra measures to ensure your mobile security.

An Inconvenient Convenience: Protecting Yourself at the ATM

Apr 08

An Inconvenient Convenience: Protecting Yourself at the ATM Be aware of your surroundings every time you bank at an ATM. Make sure you bank smart and are taking steps to protect your information.

Infographic: The Anatomy of an Attack

Mar 18

Infographic: The Anatomy of an Attack How much do you know about how identity theft can happen? There are more ways than ever before for thieves to try to capture your information.

Inside the Minds of Identity Thieves

Mar 03

Inside the Minds of Identity Thieves A disturbing new documentary, In The Company of Thieves, chronicles the exploits of notorious identity thieves and how they were brought to justice, giving viewers an unflinching look into identity theft.

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers

Feb 11

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers While the approach of Valentine's Day usually means opening your wallet, don't become the victim of a dating scam.

Infographic: Do You Know What to do After a Data Breach?

Feb 06

Infographic: Do You Know What to do After a Data Breach? It’s a moment we hope won’t ever come – learning that your information has been a part of a data breach. But for more and more Americans (more than 250 million in 2013), breached information notifications are a new and unpleasant reality. What next, then, after you receive that letter or email? Knowing how to […]

Infographic: Child Identity Theft – Is Your Child’s Identity Vulnerable?

Feb 05

Infographic: Child Identity Theft – Is Your Child’s Identity Vulnerable? Identity theft is something we typically think of as happening to those of us who have personal, financial and credit information out in the marketplace. However, it can be even more devastating when it happens to those of us who don’t have active information of those types – specifically, children. When a child’s identity is […]

Taxes in the Digital Age

Feb 02

Taxes in the Digital Age Filing your taxes can be risky business, but it doesn't have to be. Review our infographic for a better understanding of tax time risks and helpful tax time tips,

Stay Smart While Holiday Shopping

Nov 20

Stay Smart While Holiday Shopping Are identity protection practices a part of your holiday shopping plan? Discover why they should be, with Experian’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Survey.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Protecting Your Identity

Oct 28

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Protecting Your Identity Do you know anyone who’s had their identity stolen? Over 12 million Americans were affected in 2012 according to Javelin Research, which means that if you don’t, you very well might one day soon. There are plenty of measures you can put in place to effectively protect your identity - but, there are also several mistakes you should […]