9,000,000. That’s how many Americans have their identities stolen each year. 1,156. That’s the average cost victims (ages 18-24), will…
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Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing and most destructive of crimes, leaving its victims wondering where they should go…
Identity theft–it’s an epidemic. Nothing threatens a person’s credit reports and scores more than this modern-day form of robbery. In…
Identity theft happens all too frequently. A few careless mistakes with your personal information and you could be in the clutches of an ID thief. How do you prevent identity theft and fraud from happening to you? Here are 10 steps to safeguard your personal information and make sure ne’er do wells don’t snatch your credit identity.
he holiday spirit seems to conjure up the criminal spirit too, as the holidays often see a spike in the amount of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With more people shopping online, the increased pool of victims seems to lure out identity thieves right along with those out for a shopping spree. Since you are at more risk during the holiday season than you are at other times of the year, take some necessary precautions to further protect your identity, your credit and your money.
In this troubled economy, more and more of us are looking for work at home opportunities. But how can you differentiate between the real and the scam in a world still pretty rife with online financial predators? We give you three tips to protect yourself against work at home scams.
Maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge, especially in America – the land where plastic fuels the retail industry. Yes, we all know the temptation to buy that unattainable item. And most of the time, we create our own debt. But what happens when an ex-spouse takes control of your identity and places red marks on your credit report?
Identity theft is one of the most prevalent problems in today’s cyber world. People are desperate for money and will do anything to find it. The Internet has brought many benefits to the world as a whole, but it has also opened a new venue for those who want to steal identities and take your money for their own. Here are five ways to protect yourself.
A new study released this year may give you a little extra anxiety to mull over just as you’re gearing up for that big summer vacation – hotels are not a safe spot for your credit card information.
A first-grade teacher at the Dayspring Academy in Port Richey recently made headlines after she taught her class of six and seven-year-olds the basics of personal finance. How long has it been since a teacher made the news for doing something both productive and legal? Carmen Johnson explained, “It’s just a matter of how you show them. A lot of times they’ll understand.”
If you haven’t had your identity stolen, you probably know someone who has. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. It’s a growing problem, affecting 11.1 million adults in the United States just last year. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself.