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

 

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 […]

The Difference between Credit Alerts and Credit Freezes

Oct 07

The Difference between Credit Alerts and Credit Freezes Fraud is one of the most serious threats to your credit. A fraud alert and security freeze can help to protect it.

How Safe Are My Mobile Apps?

Oct 02

How Safe Are My Mobile Apps? Learn the ways your information may not be as safe as you’d wish it to be. Discover more about mobile app security on your smartphone.

Are You Cybersecurity Savvy?

Sep 25

Are You Cybersecurity Savvy? Compare your security practices online, and freshen up your cybersecurity approach with our handy checklist.

After a Data Breach: Navigating the Aftermath

Sep 15

After a Data Breach: Navigating the Aftermath After a data breach, how can you reassess the security of your information? Learn how to confirm the status of your information, and where you might be able to make updates.

New Survey: Summer Travel & Protecting Your Identity

Jun 18

New Survey: Summer Travel & Protecting Your Identity Experian’s ProtectMyID® is excited to share the results from its recent survey on summer travel and identity theft.

Security Breaches – Are You Protected and Safe?

Jun 02

Security Breaches – Are You Protected and Safe? Wondering if you’re safe from cyber security breaches? While everyone faces some potential risk of identity theft, there are things you can do to protect yourself and lower the odds.

Fraudsters Can Ruin Your Nest Egg

May 29

Fraudsters Can Ruin Your Nest Egg It can take an entire lifetime to build a nest egg. And it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye when identity thieves target the identities and assets of older Americans. Being able to protect your savings and retirement may be more vital today than ever.

Protect Your Assets While Home Shopping

May 28

Protect Your Assets While Home Shopping In the process of searching for a new home? There could be a number of home-buying scams and identity thieves looking to compromise your identity.