Identity theft

(credit: Thinkstock)

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.

12/01/2014

Child with Credit Card

Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

arrest, generic

Oakland Parolee Arrested For Identity Theft And Forgery

An Oakland parolee has been arrested after police found him with $10,000 in cash and 175 stolen or forged bank cards.

10/10/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Medical Identify Theft: How To Correct Errors In Your Medical Records

Prevent medical identity theft by learning how to detect, correct and protect your medical records with these simple steps.

09/12/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Expert Advice For Protecting Yourself From Overseas Hackers

Protect yourself from overseas hackers with these three tips to guard you against the most common scams.

09/12/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Travel Tips: How To Protect Your Identity On Vacation

You’ve spent months planning your hotel stay and travel itinerary, but if you didn’t plan to protect your identity while on vacation, your dream retreat can quickly turn into a travel nightmare.

09/12/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Be Prepared: Steps To Take Immediately After Your Wallet Is Stolen

While no one plans to have their wallet to go missing, there are three critical steps you can take immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen to protect yourself from identity thieves.

09/11/2014

Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.

09/11/2014

A customer pushes a cart with supplies at a Home Depot store. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach In US, Canada Stores, May Be Largest In History

Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

09/08/2014

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,767 other followers