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Posts in ‘Personal Protection’

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.

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers

Feb 11

Protecting Yourself From Sweetheart Scammers While the approach of Valentine's Day usually means opening your wallet, don't become the victim of a dating scam.

Infographic: Do You Know What to do After a Data Breach?

Feb 06

Infographic: Do You Know What to do After a Data Breach? It’s a moment we hope won’t ever come – learning that your information has been a part of a data breach. But for more and more Americans (more than 250 million in 2013), breached information notifications are a new and unpleasant reality. What next, then, after you receive that letter or email? Knowing how to […]

Taxes in the Digital Age

Feb 02

Taxes in the Digital Age Filing your taxes can be risky business, but it doesn't have to be. Review our infographic for a better understanding of tax time risks and helpful tax time tips,

Stay Smart While Holiday Shopping

Nov 20

Stay Smart While Holiday Shopping Are identity protection practices a part of your holiday shopping plan? Discover why they should be, with Experian’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Survey.

How Safe Are My Mobile Apps?

Oct 02

How Safe Are My Mobile Apps? Learn the ways your information may not be as safe as you’d wish it to be. Discover more about mobile app security on your smartphone.

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.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Spring Clean to Fight Identity Theft

Mar 19

INFOGRAPHIC: Spring Clean to Fight Identity Theft Spring is a great time to clean – but be sure you’re not giving fraudsters an invitation to steal your identity.