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Posts in ‘Identity Theft’

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Childhood

May 06

Infographic: Life Stages and Exposure – Childhood Protecting the identities of minors is crucial to their financial security. Learn how to secure their identity for a strong foundation.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Are Mobile Payments and Finance Apps Safe?

May 27

Are Mobile Payments and Finance Apps Safe? Mobile payments and finance apps can be safe to make and use online. Learn what you can do to help ensure that your phone is kept safe from identity theft.