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.

8 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

8 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

8 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online

The only sure thing in the world of information security is that there is no such thing as a failsafe solution. It’s crucial not only to keep abreast of the latest threats out there, but to also act as though the mission is to find your way to safety from the middle of a lawless... Read More

ATM Skimming Is Up 546% & There’s Not Much You Can Do About It

ATM Skimming Is Up 546% & There’s Not Much You Can Do About It

ATM Skimming Is Up 546% & There’s Not Much You Can Do About It

If you still have the “it’ll never happen to me” perspective on fraud, here’s a stat that might persuade you to change your view: ATM card skimming incidents increased 546% from 2014 to 2015. That figure comes from financial analytics company FICO and its FICO Card Alert Service software, which is designed to detect fraud resulting from... Read More

Japan’s Replacing Debit Cards With Fingerprint Scans for Tourists

Japan’s Replacing Debit Cards With Fingerprint Scans for Tourists

Japan’s Replacing Debit Cards With Fingerprint Scans for Tourists

Are you one of those people who gets annoyed every time you have dig around your pocket or purse when you want to buy something? What if all you needed was a finger? Well, you could be in luck… eventually. Japan is planning to test out a system this summer that would eliminate the need for tourists... Read More

Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

Every year, we see the great jokes businesses play on consumers for April Fools’ Day. While some companies make up faux products, like Starbucks did with the Plenta and Micra cups in 2010, some companies go all out on digital pranks. In 2015, Amazon revamped their site to look like the classic 1999 version and... Read More

How to Get a ‘Burner’ Credit Card

How to Get a ‘Burner’ Credit Card

How to Get a ‘Burner’ Credit Card

A new online payment service, which launched earlier this week, hopes to curb online shopping fraud by doing away with the need to share your credit card number just to buy something. Privacy.com is creating virtual debit cards for online transactions for anyone who signs up for the service. The free app, which Credit.com reported on last fall, is... Read More

A Tax Fraud Survival Guide

A Tax Fraud Survival Guide

A Tax Fraud Survival Guide

Despite tales of highly sophisticated, fluid-fingered cyber ninjas working tirelessly to penetrate heretofore impenetrable, firewalled, super secure databases, many identity thieves actually have a pretty easy job getting what they need to make a killing. The number of people out there with tight personal cyber security is fairly limited — those who only go online... Read More

You Aren’t the Only One Who Knows What Meds You’re On

You Aren’t the Only One Who Knows What Meds You’re On

You Aren’t the Only One Who Knows What Meds You’re On

Most people expect their medical data to remain in just a few hands — their doctor, their pharmacist, their family, etc. — but prescription medication data can be shared with a number of companies you may not expect. Consumer Reports reminded readers last week that prescription drug data can be shared not only with your pharmacist,... Read More

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