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.

Privacy Is Dead: What You Still Can Do to Protect Yourself

Privacy Is Dead: What You Still Can Do to Protect Yourself

Privacy Is Dead: What You Still Can Do to Protect Yourself

When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in a state of emergency, but the real question is – is anybody listening? A recent poll commissioned by Intercede, a digital security company, asked more than 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16-35 (aka millennials) in the U.S. and over 1,000 in the UK… Read More

How to Keep Seniors Safe From Internet Scams

How to Keep Seniors Safe From Internet Scams

How to Keep Seniors Safe From Internet Scams

August is typically the month for back-to-school preparations. With many schools starting in mere weeks, families are busy shopping for supplies and enjoying the final days of summer vacation. Some are even readying their high school and college seniors for the last hurrah. But what about the other seniors in your life? Take a few… Read More

Life After Ashley Madison: How to Operate in a World Without Secrets

Life After Ashley Madison: How to Operate in a World Without Secrets

Life After Ashley Madison: How to Operate in a World Without Secrets

The other cufflink fell on the Ashley Madison hack Tuesday. According to Wired, 9.7 gigabytes of Ashley Madison data were dumped on the dark web, and the collection appears to “include account details and log-ins for some 32 million users.” Where we go from here is anyone’s guess. According to the Wired article, the hackers… Read More

The Fight to Keep Your Tax Refund Is a Year-Long Battle

The Fight to Keep Your Tax Refund Is a Year-Long Battle

The Fight to Keep Your Tax Refund Is a Year-Long Battle

With news of the recent IRS data breach and reports that the agency paid out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds, it’s no wonder people are shaking their heads when it comes to tax refund fraud and identity theft. But this type of fraud is a concern year-round, not just something to think about… Read More

How College Students Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

How College Students Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

How College Students Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

College students are prime targets for identity thieves. They are busy and distracted, and rarely are actively engaged in managing their credit. And they are usually required to fill out a flurry of paperwork as school begins that includes the most sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers. In additional to financial aid, enrollment forms… Read More

Another Reason You Really Need to Remember to Check Your Credit

Another Reason You Really Need to Remember to Check Your Credit

Another Reason You Really Need to Remember to Check Your Credit

We’ve all seen the headlines about major data breaches — like the one at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the data of more than 21 million consumers — and heard the horror stories of what happens to victims of financial fraud. However unsettling it may be, every data breach acts as a good… Read More

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