Tag Archives: identity theft

cyber monday

9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Crooks on Cyber Monday

Don't get ripped off while holiday shopping online

Beware of deals that sound too good to be true, such as extremely low prices…

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15 Million T-Mobile Applicants Hacked in Massive Experian Security Breach

15 million T-Mobile service applicants have data stolen in Experian hack

The hack took place over a two-year period from September 1, 2013 to Sept 15,…

By Samara Lynn

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many small businesses vulnerable to cyberthreats

Federal Employees May Be At Risk For Identity Theft

Union says OPM hid the extent of damage from a massive computer hack

The Social Security numbers of every current, former and retired federal employee was allegedly hacked,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Consumer Tip: How to Handle Medical Identity Theft

Your daily money bite

Medical identity theft often occurs when someone steals your health insurance card or some other…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Avoid Getting Hacked During the Holidays

Don't let thieves shop on your dime

Fraudsters are everywhere, waiting to steal your personal information so that they can complete their…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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identity theft

Tips for National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

Take steps to protect your identity

Identity theft is the top consumer fraud in the United States, according to the Federal…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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FTC Issues Refunds to Consumers Affected by AmeriDebt Scam

Customers will get their money back

Consumers were allegedly deceived regarding fees and were led to believe that AmeriDebt was a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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IRS Warns of Phone Scams

How to protect your personal information

Fraudsters are attempting to use their engaging phone skills to trick you out of your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Computer Chips Coming to a Credit Card Near You

Notice something different about your credit card?

The new computer chips make it harder for thieves to get your information from your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money-Flipping Scams on Instagram Popular

Beware of these get-rich-quick schemes

Those often annoying, but very attractive claims posted under Instagram photos to make lots of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Three Things to Look for When Checking Your Credit Report

Here's what you need to pay attention to

You’re entitled to receive one free credit report each year from each of the three…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Five Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

FTC Requests Shutdown of Fake Credit-Debt Scheme

The government agency aims to protect consumers

Phony debt relief/credit repair programs, allegedly made false statements that they were funded by the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Study: Many Data-Breach Victims Don’t Fight Back

Don't make it easy for fraudsters

Consumers underestimate the likelihood they will become the victim of a security breach.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Watch out for Hotel Scams

Your daily money bite

Some scammers are taking advantage of unsuspecting hotel guests.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Fraud: Fake Credit Union Operator Admits Guilt

Indianapolis resident Timothy Coughlin created several fake credit unions in an attempt to get rich…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Would You Use a Cardless Mobile ATM?

Would you feel safe doing this?

The ATM will require members of its credit union to download its mobile wallet and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Identity Theft [Video]

Have you ever been the victim of identity theft?

Identity theft can be committed in several ways

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Identity Theft Listed as Top FTC Consumer Complain in 2013

Fraud and identity theft combined for almost 70% of complaints last year

More than half of the complaints were fraud based

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Be honest in your financial dealings. “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.”     —Proverbs 13:11

Watch Out for Malaysia Airline Scams on Facebook

Don't fall for scammers' tricks

If you see a post in your Facebook feed with a video claiming the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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identity theft

Tax-Time Identity Theft: The IRS Tells You What to Do [Video]

Here's an action plan if your personal information is at risk

If you believe that you’re the victim of one of the IRS “dirty dozen” tax…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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