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Lessons and stories from the front lines of fighting identity theft.

 

Set Sail with Your Identity Smarts

Jul 11

Set Sail with Your Identity Smarts People who have never been on a cruise are considering one for 2012, according to Travel & Leisure magazine, noting that new, more luxurious accommodations are appealing to a more diverse crowd. For safe cruising, keep these tips in mind as you say, “bon voyage”.

Be Wary When the Front Desk Calls

Jul 09

Be Wary When the Front Desk Calls The top identity theft scam from 2011 is something to watch out for again this summer. Be wary of scammers calling your hotel room in the middle of the night, when you’re sure to be groggy and off your game, asking you to verify your personal information.

Video Insight: Identifying Medical Identity Theft

Jul 06

Dr. Larry Ponemon shares results from Ponemon Institute's Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, sponsored by Experian's ProtectMyID.

How to Avoid Identity Theft During Summer Adventures

Jul 02

How to Avoid Identity Theft During Summer Adventures The sun is shining and the kids are out of school; it is the perfect time to travel. However, traveling often puts consumers at a higher risk of becoming victims of identity theft. Here are a few simple tips consumers can follow so that their summer vacation is not brought down by a case of identity theft.

Video Insight: The Costs of Medical Identity Theft

Jun 29

Dr. Larry Ponemon shares results from Ponemon Institute's Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, sponsored by Experian's ProtectMyID. In this video, he talks about the increasing costs to the victim of medical identity theft.

Summer Travel: Tips for a Safer Vacation

Jun 27

Summer Travel: Tips for a Safer Vacation Summer has arrived, and for many, it’s time to travel. It’s harvest time for identity thieves too, though, so before you leave for your vacation, be sure to follow these tips to secure your home and to protect your identity.

Four Simple Tips for Safe Summer Travel

Jun 25

Four Simple Tips for Safe Summer Travel Summer is also a busy vacation season, as many families take advantage of the great weather and time off. It’s important to take certain steps to ensure your summer trip doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Here are four simple summer safety tips to help you along the way.

Moving Time & Identity Protection

Jun 22

Moving Time & Identity Protection Moving can be an overwhelming experience that creates opportunities for enterprising criminals. Make sure to protect your identity amidst the shuffle by following these smart steps.

Securing Your Home Wireless Networks

Jun 20

Securing Your Home Wireless Networks Homes are often underprotected where Internet safety is concerned. We install wireless networks in order to be able to take advantage of modern technology from every corner and every device, but we don’t always protect ourselves from the dangers that accompany this modern convenience. Here are some helpful tips to increase your network’s security.

Say What? Identity Theft Glossary

Jun 18

Say What? Identity Theft Glossary Identity theft – one of the nation’s most lucrative and fastest growing crimes – is something that every individual needs to understand. Yet, commonly used terms like smishing, bot, trojan and spyware can leave one feeling even more confused and unprepared. In efforts to make you an expert on how to protect yourself, we've compiled a list of basic identity theft terms that every consumer should know.