Identity Theft

Our Credit.com experts provide tips & advice on how you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and what you should do in the event your identity is compromised. Here, you’ll find information explaining the different forms of identity theft, how to monitor you credit for signs of identity theft & what fraud protection measures you can take.

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

While you secure your identity by password-protecting your accounts and only giving your information to organizations that need it, there are still ways that identity thieves can steal your personal data. Not only can you go long periods without noticing you’ve been a victim, criminals could ring up excess charges that could damage your credit for years…. Read More

Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

One of the Internet’s largest adult dating websites has suffered a major data breach, with up to 4 million members impacted, according to U.K. news station Channel 4, which broke the story. Victims face potential embarrassment or other serious repercussions in addition to the usual potential for identity theft. AdultFriendFinder.com’s parent firm FriendFinder Networks Inc. confirmed to the… Read More

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission last year. So far in 2015, the data breach problem that drives so many identity-related crimes has gotten worse. The massive compromises at Anthem and Premera alone put a combined 91 million records in harm’s way. With more information “out there” than… Read More

FBI Calls Out Researcher Who Claimed He Hacked Airplane

FBI Calls Out Researcher Who Claimed He Hacked Airplane

FBI Calls Out Researcher Who Claimed He Hacked Airplane

Headlines during the weekend screamed that a hacker had taken control of a commercial airliner and been able to make it move “sideways” in flight. Avionics security researcher Chris Roberts, who has previously published substantial research on airplane hacking, was questioned by FBI agents after a flight in April, and his computer equipment seized. In… Read More

Wetware: The Major Data Security Threat You’ve Never Heard Of

Wetware: The Major Data Security Threat You’ve Never Heard Of

Wetware: The Major Data Security Threat You’ve Never Heard Of

For the first time, according to a recent study, criminal and state-sponsored hacks have surpassed human error as the leading cause of health care data breaches, and it could be costing the industry as much as $6 billion. With an average organization cost of $2.1 million per breach, the results of the study give rise… Read More

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Credit card hackers are targeting Starbucks gift card and mobile payment users around the country — and stealing from consumers’ credit cards — with a new scam so ingenious they don’t even need to know the account number of the card they are hacking. Criminals are using Starbucks accounts to access consumers’ linked credit cards. Taking advantage… Read More

A Doomsday Prepper’s Guide to Personal Finance

A Doomsday Prepper’s Guide to Personal Finance

A Doomsday Prepper’s Guide to Personal Finance

For Richard Duarte, surviving the end-of-the-world-as-you-know-it isn’t just a possibility; he’s lived it. In 1992, he and his family fled their home in South Florida with only the clothes on their back, after Hurricane Andrew swept through and destroyed their house. Half an hour after the storm passed, and long before rescue or cleanup teams… Read More

Should Your Mother Get Flowers or Fraud Charges This Year?

Should Your Mother Get Flowers or Fraud Charges This Year?

Should Your Mother Get Flowers or Fraud Charges This Year?

Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate all those kisses and hugs, the rides to the mall, the doctors’ appointments, the countless soccer-basketball-baseball games, a special note tucked into a pocket or care package sent to camp. But remember sometimes it’s what a person doesn’t do that matters, and some moms are just bad… Read More

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