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Posts in ‘Identity Theft’

Shopping Secure This Holiday Season

Dec 02

Shopping Secure This Holiday Season With the busy holiday months looming, it’s no surprise that scammers, hucksters and identity thieves mark it as a red-letter time to try and capture your information while you’re busy trying to celebrate the season. Each year, their efforts take new forms as they gain access to new technology, all to further their attempts to […]

Medical Identity Theft During Flu Season

Sep 21

Medical Identity Theft During Flu Season If fall has arrived, that means a few more things are here with certainty. All things pumpkin, shorter days (and maybe sweater weather), and the approach of flu shot signs popping up at neighborhood grocery stores and druggists can’t be far behind. In recent years, physicians and pharmacists have begun to offer flu shots earlier and […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Identity in College

Sep 07

7 Ways to Protect Your Identity in College Whether it’s your first fall on campus as a college freshman or you’re returning to campus as an upperclassman, college is an undeniably busy time where you’re juggling new information each semester. With the lists of books to rent or buy, lab courses to register for and activities to schedule, it’s all too easy to […]

Make the Most of Summer Fun: Keep Identity Theft at Bay

Jun 22

Make the Most of Summer Fun: Keep Identity Theft at Bay There’s just no time of the year more relaxing than the long days of summer– the time of year meant for hammocks, parties on the patio, and firing up the grill. When the kids are home and visitors roll into town to toast them, parties are thrown and it’s time to celebrate across the country. […]

After a Data Breach: How Long Should I Be Concerned?

May 18

After a Data Breach: How Long Should I Be Concerned? Cyber thieves are becoming smarter about when they defraud consumers. After a data breach, find out steps to take to protect your information.

Identity Theft Now Accounts for Nearly Half of All Detected Fraud

Jan 13

Identity Theft Now Accounts for Nearly Half of All Detected Fraud With more than 850 million (yes – million) records breached already, data breaches are an epidemic that isn’t likely to end anytime soon. If it feels like you’re hearing about a breach fairly regularly, you’re right, and at their current rate, that means that a new identity theft victim is attacked every two seconds. For […]

Chip-and-PIN: The Payment Card Transition

Jan 07

Chip-and-PIN: The Payment Card Transition It was the biggest story in the world of payment cards in 2015, but it’s not over just yet. As retailers switch over their terminals and processes, some are still struggling to make the switch to the new process, known as EMV. Your holiday shopping might have yielded some interesting impressions at pay terminals at […]

Infographic: How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft

Aug 12

Infographic: How to Check Your Credit Report for ID Theft Do you know what type of suspicious activity to look for on your credit report? Find out how to check your credit report for signs of identity theft.

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Earning Years

Jun 03

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Earning Years Coming into your own can make you a prime target for identity thieves. Learn how to keep your identity safe in your earning years.

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Young Adult

May 20

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Young Adult Young adulthood brings challenges to financial security. Secure your personal information as you step out on your own for the first time.