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Pre- and Post-Filing Tax Fraud Fighting Tips

Mar 10

Pre- and Post-Filing Tax Fraud Fighting Tips The frenzy of tax season is something that identity thieves count on: they hope you’ll be far too busy to keep track of all the ways to secure your information before and after you file. And as we know, identity thieves love tax season. Personal identifying and financial information is flying around and the stress […]

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 […]

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.

Self Employed? Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

Mar 10

Self Employed? Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves ID theft happens to businesses too. Here are eight business identity protection tips for the self-employed to help keep you safe from fraudsters.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Resolve to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

Dec 23

INFOGRAPHIC: Resolve to Start the New Year on the Right Foot If gaining control of your finances and protecting your identity isn't on your to-do list for 2014, it should be. Here are some tips for New Year's resolutions for a safer and more prosperous 2014.

Six Holiday Risks to Watch Out For

Nov 28

Six Holiday Risks to Watch Out For The holiday season teems is rife with opportunity for identity thieves. Here are ways in which identity thieves will try to take advantage of your holiday cheer.

Identity Protection Tips for Holiday Travelers

Nov 26

Identity Protection Tips for Holiday Travelers Here are simple ways to protect yourself from identity theft while traveling.

Protecting Your Identity After a Natural Disaster

Jul 22

Protecting Your Identity After a Natural Disaster When disaster occurs, victims rarely have time to gather any personal items before evacuating and vital personal records often get left behind. If you have to evacuate your home, here's what can you do to protect yourself from identity theft.

INFOGRAPHIC: Digital Travel Tips

Jul 15

A picture speaks a thousand words. Learn the do's and don'ts of digital travel in this infographic.