Identity Theft Protection
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FTC Nabs Sites Claiming to Offer 'Free' Credit Scores
Nov 21, 2014 - Three credit report monitoring companies have agreed to pay $22 million in consumer refunds under the terms of a settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorneys general in Illinois and Ohio on Wednesday. The FTC said that these three companies ? One Technologies, LP, ...
Nicki Minaj's Social Security Number Exposed: Can it Happen to You?
Nov 18, 2014 - Celebrities are just as at risk to identity theft as the average person — something rapper Nicki Minaj is finding out after a photo that contained her social security number was published by a media outlet last month. The old booking photo had her social security number on it, which the media out...
Holiday Donation Scams: How to Protect Yourself
Nov 14, 2014 - 'Tis the season to be generous. With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are thinking about those who are less fortunate and wanting to give what we can to help them out. While the act of donating is a noble one, the sad truth about this time of year is that there [...]
Are Your Rewards Card Loyalty Points in Danger?
Nov 12, 2014 - We are a culture that loves bonuses, and anyone in the business of making money realizes that. Everything from credit card companies to airlines and grocery stores seem to have loyalty programs these days. While the details vary from company to company, the premise is the same: spend money, earn ...
USPS Announces Breach Affecting Customers and Employees
Nov 10, 2014 - The United States Postal Service announced on Monday that it recently learned of a ?cyber security intrusion? that affected more than 800,000 employees. The stolen data includes names, social security numbers, addresses and emergency contact information. The USPS also said that customers who cont...
What Is Identity Theft Anyway?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number, name or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. A thief could take out a mortgage in your name or commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught. Thieves can even use your personal information to apply for a job or use your medical insurance!
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