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What is Credit Monitoring

Most identity monitoring services offer credit monitoring with one credit bureau or all three credit bureaus: Equifax®, Experian® and TransUnion®. Credit monitoring alerts you to changes in your credit file, such as credit inquires, delinquencies, judgments and liens, bankruptcies, new loans and more. As we learned in a previous post, being denied for credit is [...]

Steps to Prevent Child Identity Theft

Children are just as easily – and possibly more – susceptible to identity theft as adults. In fact, Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab revealed that the rate of identity theft for children is 51 times higher than the rate for adults. Children are a lucrative target for identities thieves, as most children’s Social Security numbers and personal [...]

What Happens If Your Identity is Stolen

In today’s digital world, identity theft is becoming a fact of life. You might think that identity theft will never happen to you, but it certainly can. Millions of people have fallen victim to identity theft, and find that their worlds have been turned upside down in the blink of an eye. That’s why [...]

Common Identity Theft Scams

Identity theft scams are everywhere. They happen all over the world and can take place both online and off. These days, no one is immune to identity theft. Ignoring this reality will put you at risk for an identity theft scam since you will not be on the lookout for it. To better protect [...]

What is Child Identity Theft

When you bring home a newly born baby, the last thing on your mind is child identity theft, or your child’s credit rating. In fact, most children’s Social Security number and personal information remain untouched until they turn 18, leaving years for identity thieves to cause serious damage. What is Child Identity Theft, and [...]

Understanding Identity Theft Laws

There's little question that identify theft is a devastating crime that negatively impacts victims in increasing numbers each year. As the popularity of the Internet continues to grow, making identity theft a more complex crime, laws pertaining to this crime have evolved. Before 1998, the only set of laws that pertained to this class [...]

What is Identity Theft

What Is Identity Theft? Identity theft is defined as the unlawful use of another person’s personally identifiable information, usually for financial gain. 12.7 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2014, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. The identity theft epidemic is growing across the globe, and popular trends like online banking and [...]

How to Avoid Identity Theft… You Can’t

While you can’t completely prevent identity theft, there are a few things you can do to help ensure the safety of your personal information. Here are a few tips to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Choose Better Passwords If you reuse a password and login combination across multiple sites and one [...]

Secure Online Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

With Cyber Monday just around the corner, cyber criminals are gearing up for the holiday shopping season – and it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips to stay secure while shopping online for family and friends for the holidays.   Make purchases on secure networks When making online transactions, always opt for [...]

How to Report Identity Theft

If you’ve become a victim of identity theft, reporting it goes well beyond simply filling out a form with the Federal Trade Commission. You should report identity theft to specific companies, credit bureaus, the FTC, and the police. Here’s how to report identity theft to each group: Companies Call the Fraud department at each [...]

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