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.

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

This might be the most sophisticated job scam I’ve ever seen. Thanks to a near-victim, you’ll get a rare chance to see a real pro almost pull off a nearly perfect digital caper. You do things when you are job hunting that you wouldn’t normally do. You meet strangers. You share a lot of personal... Read More

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

For adults, home is a refuge, but for children it is a never-ending treasure hunt. While you’re out — you know, paying for the place — it’s a safe bet your kids are getting into your stuff, and when it comes to things digital, that can be a serious problem. As a seasoned parent, you’ve... Read More

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

Pick a subject, any subject, and there are myths and pure nonsense that someone will buy into. Birds will die if they eat the uncooked rice flung at newlyweds. (Nope) If you eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke simultaneously your stomach will explode. (Hardly) You only have one credit score. (Wrong) Napoleon was short. (At... Read More

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

Sometimes searching for a rental home on Craigslist can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. And identity thieves have allegedly found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the process. According to one Reddit user, fraudsters are using the online classifieds site to pilfer prospective renters’ personal information. The gimmick is simple: When a renter... Read More

Gone Phishing? How to Talk to Your Kids About Malware

Gone Phishing? How to Talk to Your Kids About Malware

Gone Phishing? How to Talk to Your Kids About Malware

Picture this: The car is full. You’re navigating by the side mirrors while doing a mental inventory of everything you packed and wondering if you are going to make it to the realtor’s office in time to pick up the keys for your vacation rental. You have absolutely no idea what the kids are doing... Read More

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

When Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said he hoped the Russian government had found Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails, he wasn’t just taking a swipe at his opponent. He highlighted a very real and present danger to our democracy. While social media users were atwitter about whether or not The Donald had committed treason—for... Read More

This Phone Will Tell You If a Scammer Is Calling

This Phone Will Tell You If a Scammer Is Calling

This Phone Will Tell You If a Scammer Is Calling

If your phone rings and it’s a number you don’t recognize, do you answer? And, if you do, how often do you regret it once you realize it’s a scammer on the other end of the line? Well, if you have a Google Android phone, you might be able to avoid that hassle in the... Read More

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