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.
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.
A holiday job is an opportunity to make extra money, and if you do well, there’s a chance your employer may want to hire you for year-round work. Unfortunately, the seasonal employment uptick is also an opportunity for identity thieves. All those job applications contain a great deal of personal, identifying information. Take steps to protect your identity while you’re looking for seasonal work.
Spending online is skyrocketing. U.S. consumers spent a record-breaking $1.46 billion on Cyber Monday alone and more than $1 billion on Black Friday, according to comScore Inc. If you’re part of this online shopping craze, here are some safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season.
If your personal information has been exposed in a breach, you may want to take the following steps to protect yourself from identity theft.