When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.
By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.
ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Roses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother’s Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Andrew Jonathan Hardy was found in possession of a stolen laptop, drug paraphernalia, various forms of identification from more than a dozen people and credit cards that were not in his name.
Would YOU be the one who unleashes a virus inside the corporate computers? Twitter and other companies are testing employees with phony phishing links to see if they click them.
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.
Security company Norton has teamed up with Betabrand to create jeans with special pockets meant to protect credit cards, passports and key fobs from digital pick-pocketing.
Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.
An Oakland parolee has been arrested after police found him with $10,000 in cash and 175 stolen or forged bank cards.