Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name
It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.
After getting a $150 gift card from Nissan to help cover repair costs, a Bay Area man found out his gift card wasn’t really a gift card at all.
A San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of “credit card control” to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.
Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
Target shoppers can expect trouble at the cash register again after issues with debit, gift, and EBT cards caused long lines across the country Sunday.
California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.