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Posts in ‘Identity Fraud’

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.

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.

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.

Ways to Shop Safely this Holiday Season

Nov 27

Ways to Shop Safely this Holiday Season Every financial transaction is an opportunity for an identity thief to intercept your information. Before opening your wallet this holiday season, know how to protect yourself from identity theft.

Why Cyber Privacy is Vital for College Applicants

Sep 18

Why Cyber Privacy is Vital for College Applicants Even if you qualify for college admission in every other way, a sketchy online reputation could keep you out of the school of your choice.

Should You Review Your Credit Report from All Three Bureaus?

Jul 23

Should You Review Your Credit Report from All Three Bureaus? You may think checking information from just one credit bureau is sufficient, but reviewing a three-bureau/three-score report is important to a comprehensive identity protection and credit monitoring regimen.

Identity Protection During Traumatic Times: Tips for Protecting the Deceased from Identity Theft

Oct 23

Identity Protection During Traumatic Times: Tips for Protecting the Deceased from Identity Theft Deceased relatives are at just as high a risk of identity theft as living ones, if not higher. When your family is in mourning, you may not pay close attention to the financial and personal details of your deceased relative, and unfortunately, many criminals will take advantage of the situation. Here are some easy tips to protect your deceased loved ones from identity theft.