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.

4 Ways to Keep the Grinch From Stealing Your Good Credit

4 Ways to Keep the Grinch From Stealing Your Good Credit

4 Ways to Keep the Grinch From Stealing Your Good Credit

During the holiday season, we’re ever at risk for fraud and identity theft as we head out-and-about and online to shop. Theft of your credit cards or identity can be devastating to your credit, not to mention your finances and emotional well-being. Not something we want to happen during this joyous time of year. Here… Read More

Parking Lots: The Next Threat to Your Credit Card

Parking Lots: The Next Threat to Your Credit Card

Parking Lots: The Next Threat to Your Credit Card

In the past few years there has been a lot of news about credit card thieves tampering with ATMs and gas pumps to install devices that steal consumers’ card data. It’s still an issue, exacerbated by people’s frequent use of ATMs and gas stations, but there’s another common place that’s recently emerged as a hotspot… Read More

Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

Retailer Bebe Hit With Data Breach

Women’s clothing chain “bebe” became the latest retailer to announce a credit card hack, revealing on Friday that criminals stole account numbers from consumers who shopped at the chain’s retail store locations during November. The hack was first reported by independent security journalist Brian Krebs. In a post on its website, bebe said hackers stole… Read More

Colleague or Criminal? The Sneaky New Cyberthreat You Face at Work

Colleague or Criminal? The Sneaky New Cyberthreat You Face at Work

Colleague or Criminal? The Sneaky New Cyberthreat You Face at Work

The latest greatest swindlers in the cybercrime racket know you’re onto their digital three-card monte, and they’ve made a few adjustments, putting yet another wrinkle in the corporate-hacking game by targeting top-level employees for major profits. These hackers appear to be based in North America or Western Europe, and they know a great deal about… Read More

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

With technology driving business growth, more companies are implementing bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace. Almost two in three IT professionals believe employee carelessness is connected to major data breaches that exposed customer information, according to a study by IT security firm Check Point. With the risk of employees causing data breaches of customer and corporate information,… Read More

How Many People Have Your Social Security Number?

How Many People Have Your Social Security Number?

How Many People Have Your Social Security Number?

You probably know that you shouldn’t keep your Social Security card in your wallet. But do you know when you actually have to give it to someone who asks? Social Security numbers are the master keys to your personal data, so it pays to be cautious about who gets to see yours. On the other hand,… Read More

I Ate Thanksgiving Dinner With My Identity Thief for 19 Years

I Ate Thanksgiving Dinner With My Identity Thief for 19 Years

I Ate Thanksgiving Dinner With My Identity Thief for 19 Years

Nineteen a minute: That’s how quickly people become identity theft victims in the U.S. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 10 and 16 million Americans are defrauded each year in this way. Thanksgiving can be an awkward time of year for some victims, since family members account for more than 30% of the identity thieves. Axton… Read More

Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You… & You Can Stop It

Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You… & You Can Stop It

Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You… & You Can Stop It

If the past year has taught consumers anything, it’s that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don’t stop there. If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies,… Read More

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