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.

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

Summer is here. There will be barbecues. Sand will find its way into the strangest places. Your family, extended family, kids’ friends and friends of friends—even complete strangers—will sail in and out of your home. But that’s OK, because you’ve fraud-proofed your house…right? Identity theft is a truly democratic crime: Anyone can do it, anyone… Read More

Candidate Allegedly Bounced Checks to Pay for Campaign Materials

Candidate Allegedly Bounced Checks to Pay for Campaign Materials

Candidate Allegedly Bounced Checks to Pay for Campaign Materials

A Tennessee man has suspended his campaign for the state House of Representatives after being indicted for fraud and identity theft. Kristopher Gore, a Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s 43rd District, is accused of writing bad checks to pay for campaign materials. A graphic designer from a McMinnville sign shop says Gore owes thousands of dollars… Read More

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

Keeping your identity safe online and elsewhere is paramount in today’s highly digitized world. If you allow hackers to access information about you, it could result in a wiped-out bank account or a hacked email address, which will lead to major frustrations. As Chairman and Co-Founder of Credit.com and IDT911 Adam Levin believes, escaping identity thieves… Read More

The Worst Date Ever?

The Worst Date Ever?

The Worst Date Ever?

A Colorado man was arrested after he allegedly went to a woman’s house under the guise of a date and stole her identity. Investigators believe Joseph White Jr., 32, may have used the same routine on multiple women, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. White is said to have met the woman on dating site lotsofish.com… Read More

7 Ways to Make Yourself Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft

7 Ways to Make Yourself Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft

7 Ways to Make Yourself Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Everyone has heard about the dangers of identity theft, but it’s sometimes hard to know how to be safe and still enjoy the conveniences of our increasingly digital world. Almost any financial transaction can be done online – but it’s important to protect your financial data. Between ordering dinner online and transferring money into your saving account through… Read More

Shred, White & Blue: Is There Really Freedom From Identity Theft?

Shred, White & Blue: Is There Really Freedom From Identity Theft?

Shred, White & Blue: Is There Really Freedom From Identity Theft?

It’s finally here. You’ve been saving up for months. This is your day. You are the Master of the Data Security Universe, Ms. Never-Gonna-Happen-To-Me, Captain Try-Personally-Identifying-This. And you’re going to… a Shred-a-Thon! Yes, it’s that time of the year when friends and neighbors gather in the haze of grilling hot dogs and burgers as they… Read More

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

The Ohio Attorney General issued a warning to consumers this month about an increasingly common and effective scam tactic: big, adorable puppy eyes. Fraudsters have long used puppies in their quests to fleece consumers of thousands of dollars, and there’s something that makes these operations more hurtful than your garden variety Craigslist scam. As is the… Read More

This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

This College Just Exposed Social Security Numbers, Data of 163,000 People

A private university in Indianapolis is dealing with a massive data breach, raising questions about the necessity of storing people’s personal information years after it is no longer needed. A hacker acquired data, including Social Security numbers, of about 163,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff and applicants of Butler University, a university spokesman confirmed June 30…. Read More

The New Debt Collection Scam: Calling Your Mom

The New Debt Collection Scam: Calling Your Mom

The New Debt Collection Scam: Calling Your Mom

Fraud-fighting organizations are reporting a new trend in debt-collection scams, in which fraudsters not only try to pressure people into forking over money they don’t owe but also harass targets’ family members and friends. Scammers rely on the social pressure and fear of job loss to get the victims to pay, according to a summary… Read More

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

Credit Card Thieves Spend $31,000 in 2 Hours

If you need a reason to obsessively monitor your credit card activity, here you go: Someone allegedly stole a Virginia woman’s credit cards and spent $31,000 at various Best Buy stores within two hours, reports Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. After spending thousands of dollars at two stores June 21, the woman’s card was declined after the second attempted… Read More

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