How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)

By | Nov 4, 2012

How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)News from Fox News: It’s a bad time to be living in South Carolina if you value your privacy. A hacker struck the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers and data from 387,000 credit and debit card accounts. The sad part […]

Tips to fight child identity theft

By | Aug 27, 2012

Tips to fight child identity theftNews from The Register-Guard: There’s plenty of advice out on the Internet about how to protect yourself from identity theft, but after dealing with the problem on behalf of her daughter, Taylor Dark, Jacque Jewett says much of it is inadequate. Here are the steps she recommends for parents whose […]

Financial loss from identity theft increasing, report says

By | Jun 28, 2012

Financial loss from identity theft increasing, report saysNews from News10.net: Facebook Google buzz Del.icio.us Digg … Read the full article . Related News: Can bad credit hurt my career?News from East Texas Review: Can bad credit hurt my career? Posted on 28 June 2012 by admin By Mary Hunt Dear Mary: At a recent job […]

Consumer Tip: Use credit reports to check for ID theft

By | May 23, 2012

Consumer Tip: Use credit reports to check for ID theftNews from Marin Independent-Journal: CONSUMER TIP check your CREDIT REPORTs Your taxes are done and out of the way. Maybe it’s time to get your financial house in order. Why not order a copy of your credit report. It’s free. The federal Fair and Accurate Credit […]

Freeze Your Credit Report to Combat Identity Theft and Prevent Financial Loss

By | May 10, 2012

Freeze Your Credit Report to Combat Identity Theft and Prevent Financial LossNews from Patch.com: From Hillsborough County Government Online: According to statistics from the Federal Trade Commission’s 2011 Consumer Sentinel, Florida had the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints in the nation. Many Florida consumers are unaware of a valuable tool available […]

Identity Theft Reporting System Needs Improvements, Victims Say

By | Mar 13, 2012

Identity Theft Reporting System Needs Improvements, Victims SayNews from CIO: continues on CIO … Read the full article . Related News: PSE&G Backs Down on Credit Reporting PlanNews from LoanSafe: (Source Andrew Tangel The Record, Hackensack, N.J. (MCT) — The utility has agreed not to send customers’ payment histories to a credit-reporting agency. Public Service […]

Preventing Identity Theft Without Paying Monthly Fees

By | Feb 11, 2012

Preventing Identity Theft Without Paying Monthly FeesNews from New York Times: MY first Shortcuts column, almost seven years ago, was on identity theft. At that point, in 2005, it seemed to be a scary and ever-growing trend, with tales everywhere of stolen credit cards and Social Security numbers leading to bad credit ratings that could […]

Identity theft

By | Feb 2, 2012

Identity theftNews from St. George Daily Spectrum: Identity theft poses a serious risk to the victims. Thanks to the actions of another person, a victim of identity theft can face years of hefty expenses, time and heartache cleaning up the mess. And the victim’s credit report can remain in a shambles. It’s important to know […]

Scam session is an assist against theft

By | Jan 20, 2012

Scam session is an assist against theftNews from Marion Star: MARION – You think you are a winner, but you’re not. In fact, it may mean you lose. Ohio residents lost $ 2 million to lottery or sweepstakes scams in 2011. “If it sounds too good to be true, it’s too good to be true,” […]

Heather Yakin: Be cautious as ID theft rises, gets more refined

By | Dec 3, 2011

Heather Yakin: Be cautious as ID theft rises, gets more refinedNews from Times Herald-Record: Published: 2:00 AM – 12/03/11Last updated: 7:15 AM – 12/03/11 Happy holidays. Watch your wallet. Identity theft hit 8.6 million households in 2010, according to a report issued a few days ago by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, and a […]

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