NextAdvisor Blog - Identity Theft Protection

New Federal Law Lets You Freeze Your Credit for Free

Starting Sept. 21, you can freeze your credit for free, freeze your children's credit and set fraud alerts that last one year. Learn all about it.
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NextAdvisor Survey: 56% of Consumers Claim to Read Terms of Service Agreements

We conducted a survey to find out how many consumers actually read terms of service agreements, whether or not they keep up with ToS updates and more.
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A Year Later: What the 2017 Equifax Breach Taught Us

It's been one year since the 2017 Equifax breach, and we're looking at the mistakes that were made, what's been done to make it right and what comes next.
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6 Things You Should Do if You Get Scammed

Are there certain steps you should take if you get scammed? We detail some steps you can take to better mitigate any consequences.
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Biometric Privacy Laws: Do They Exist and Why Should You Care?

You've been using Touch ID on your iPhone, but are there biometric privacy laws protecting your biometric data from theft or misuse? Here are some answers.
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How Your Credit Can Impact Your Employment

Employers are checking job applicants' credit history for negative marks, meaning your bad credit could keep you out of employment.
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T-Mobile Breach Compromises Data of 2 Million Customers

We're digging into the details of the most recent T-Mobile breach to explain what happened, why it's concerning and how you can protect yourself.
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5 Unexpected Places Where Your Credit Card Can Get Stolen

Getting your credit card stolen isn't always obvious. Here are five locations you may think of as safe that are targeted by card thieves.
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What is Credit Health?

What does credit health mean, exactly, and what can you do to ensure yours is in tip-top shape? We detail how to give your credit a checkup.
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How Companies Make It Difficult for You to Control Your Privacy

We dig into dark patterns and the ways in which companies make it harder for you to control your privacy. Learn how to fight back.
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