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

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Identity Theft Online & Offline

Oct 21

INFOGRAPHIC: Identity Theft Online & Offline Harris Interactive recently revealed that most Americans fail to protect themselves from identity theft and the simple precautions we can take in their latest infographic.

Identity Protection During the Government Shutdown

Oct 09

Identity Protection During the Government Shutdown A key component of identity protection is closed due to the government shutdown. Take steps to protect your identity even if Uncle Sam isn’t watching.

Four Hidden Costs of Identity Theft

Oct 01

Four Hidden Costs of Identity Theft Identity theft affected over 12.6 million Americans in 2012, and it's no longer one of those crimes that's always happening to someone else. Beyond the obvious negative effects, there are plenty of unexpected costs you may have to incur when recovering from identity theft.

Why Cyber Privacy is Vital for College Applicants

Sep 18

Why Cyber Privacy is Vital for College Applicants Even if you qualify for college admission in every other way, a sketchy online reputation could keep you out of the school of your choice.

As Seasons Change, So Should Passwords

Aug 27

As Seasons Change, So Should Passwords Learn how changing your password regularly can help keep your accounts secure and your identity safe.

Identity Protection Tips for Collegians

Aug 22

Identity Protection Tips for Collegians Don’t let midterms distract you from protecting your identity in college. Protect your identity and prevent fraud with these tips.

Should You Review Your Credit Report from All Three Bureaus?

Jul 23

Should You Review Your Credit Report from All Three Bureaus? You may think checking information from just one credit bureau is sufficient, but reviewing a three-bureau/three-score report is important to a comprehensive identity protection and credit monitoring regimen.

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.

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.