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The Heartbleed Bug & Protecting Your Identity

Apr 22

We’ve got the 411 on what the Heartbleed bug is, what it means to you, and how you can protect your identity from Heartbleed and online in general.

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.

In the News: Target Credit Card Breach – What it Means for You

Jan 02

In the News: Target Credit Card Breach – What it Means for You In the wake of the recent Target credit card breach, customers should learn to keep a close eye on their credit activity.

Experian Consumer Services Honored with Best in Class Call Center Award

Jun 25

ProtectMyID is part of Experian Consumer Services and we are pleased that our call center was recently recognized as a Best in Class Call Center.

Living In a Data Breach World

May 23

Living In a Data Breach World The world over, data breach incidents are happening at government, technology, education, healthcare, retail and financial service organizations. KPMG’s Data Loss Barometer identifies the industries in which the biggest and most breaches are occurring.

Tis’ the Season to Be… Scammed?

Dec 10

Tis’ the Season to Be… Scammed? Americans typically shell out hundreds of millions to charities during the holiday season. Before you dig into your purse or wallet, the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials recommend taking the following precautions to avoid common charity scams.

Thinking about Making Some Extra Money this Season?

Sep 25

Thinking about Making Some Extra Money this Season? Beware of offers that promise a large amount of money for a minimum amount of effort. Here are some of the most common work-at-home scams encountered by the FBI.

Celebrating Grandparents’ Day – Give Them More than Hugs!

Sep 07

Celebrating Grandparents’ Day – Give Them More than Hugs! Census data released in recent years has highlighted the wealth that our nation’s senior citizens have worked hard to accumulate. Indeed, a lifetime of being fiscally responsible has yielded, for many, strong savings and excellent credit. Unfortunately, this also means that the elderly are one of the largest groups of identity theft victims.

Unusual Signs of Rental Scams

Sep 05

Unusual Signs of Rental Scams Apartment hunting can be overwhelming for a multitude of reasons, and the proliferation of rental scams just adds to the stress. After several weeks of reading ads and communicating with potential prospective landlords, I feel more informed about the signs of a rental scam than I do about my local real estate market. Here are some unusual signs that a rental listing may be a scam.

Medical Identity Theft: Warning Signs and Action Items

Aug 20

Medical Identity Theft: Warning Signs and Action Items Medical identity theft is on the rise in terms of frequency and impact. Medical identity theft is a variation of identity theft where one’s personal information is fraudulently used to obtain medical services including treatment, healthcare products, or pharmaceuticals.