Education Center

Reduce the risk of identity theft

How to Protect Your Social Security Number

Identity thieves often target Social Security numbers (SSNs). If yours is stolen, a thief can use it apply for a job, collect your tax refund,

...

How Identity Theft Can Affect Your Credit

Credit card fraud is one of the most common types of identity theft. If you’re a victim of credit card fraud, a criminal can harm your credit in many ways.

...

How Identity Thieves Steal Information

Identity theft is common nowadays, and identity thieves are growing more and more savvy. Criminals use data breaches, phishing scams, card skimmers, mail theft,

...

How Common Is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a serious issue in America. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014 (the most recent year for which BJS numbers are available).

...

Choosing an Identity Theft Monitoring Service

Make sure the service you choose includes basic coverage like monitoring your credit report, bank accounts, Social Security number and public records. Ideally, an identity theft monitoring service goes beyond the basics to alert you of things you may not have thought of,

...

Identity Theft While Traveling: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

The risk of identity theft increases when you travel. You carry sensitive documents like passports, you aren’t familiar with your surroundings, and you’re not home doing ordinary things like picking up your mail.

...

Educate Your Family on Security Best Practices

With the holiday season in full swing, most consumers are aware that online holiday shopping may present a number of security risks. While you may consider yourself to be cyber-aware,

...

Do children need identity theft protection?

In the U.S. identity theft is a growing problem. As technology continues to develop, hackers will find newer, more sophisticated methods they can use to steal our identities – and those of our children.

...

My Family Member’s Identity Was Stolen. Now What?

When you receive a call from the bank about checks bouncing, or your spouse gets a collection call on a loan neither of you have,

...

How to Help Protect Your Family’s Identity

The Risks of Identity Theft

The risks of individual identity theft are well-known; life can be interrupted in fundamental ways when your personal information is stolen and exploited via theft and/or fraud.

...

Join the thousands of
other Costco Members

Join Now!

*All plan pricing is subject to applicable sales tax. Service provided by Experian®.