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.

A Scheme You’ve Never Heard of Might Ruin Your Summer

A Scheme You’ve Never Heard of Might Ruin Your Summer

A Scheme You’ve Never Heard of Might Ruin Your Summer

Legendary Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis said, “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Never were truer words spoken when it comes to protecting your identity. When it comes to synthetic identity theft, you... Read More

Watch Out for Charity Scams in Wake of the Orlando Shooting

Watch Out for Charity Scams in Wake of the Orlando Shooting

Watch Out for Charity Scams in Wake of the Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, many want to help victims and their families by giving donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of their kindness. “Scammers depend on heightened emotion and often follow closely behind tragic events,” Holly Salmons, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Central Florida, said in a... Read More

Beware These Olympics Scams (Even If You’re Not Going to Rio)

Beware These Olympics Scams (Even If You’re Not Going to Rio)

Beware These Olympics Scams (Even If You’re Not Going to Rio)

With the 2016 Summer Olympics just around the corner, scammers are getting busy with various schemes to dupe fans. Here are some of this year’s Olympics scams to watch out for. Phishing Attacks  It’s the old-school scam in an unfamiliar package, this time masquerading as an email that appears to be the original marketing advertisement of the event... Read More

Moving: A Dangerous Time for Your Identity

Moving: A Dangerous Time for Your Identity

Moving: A Dangerous Time for Your Identity

Summertime offers an endless list of ways you can take it easy, unless it’s doesn’t. It’s also moving time. Whether we’re talking about college kids coming home for a few months or simple relocation, there’s nothing relaxing about a move — or simple. Get it wrong, and you become vulnerable to identity theft and other... Read More

The Lesson Mark Zuckerberg Just Taught Everyone About Reusing Passwords

The Lesson Mark Zuckerberg Just Taught Everyone About Reusing Passwords

The Lesson Mark Zuckerberg Just Taught Everyone About Reusing Passwords

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently didn’t read the warning about using different passwords to protect online accounts. Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked over the weekend. Per the paper, Zuckerberg utilized the same password — “dadada” — to protect each account. That password had appeared last month in... Read More

Hip Hop Group Raps About Scam — Shockingly Gets Arrested for Scam

Hip Hop Group Raps About Scam — Shockingly Gets Arrested for Scam

Hip Hop Group Raps About Scam — Shockingly Gets Arrested for Scam

A rap collective from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, allegedly took the old adage, “write what you know,” to heart when they set down lyrics for a single released this spring about credit card fraud. The group, Pop Out Boyz, has been indicted in Manhattan on grand larceny charges, “accused of stealing more than $250,000 worth of luxury goods from... Read More

Could Your Campaign Contribution Expose You to Identity Theft?

Could Your Campaign Contribution Expose You to Identity Theft?

Could Your Campaign Contribution Expose You to Identity Theft?

Over the past few years, we’ve experienced more ginormous data breaches than any of us can, or would even care to, remember. Against this backdrop, reflect upon the fact that political campaigns know as much, if not more, than advertisers about us — what inspires us and what will move us to vote. The Wild... Read More

See an ATM Skimmer in Action

See an ATM Skimmer in Action

See an ATM Skimmer in Action

Skimming is a fairly common scam, which involves thieves placing a device over an ATM or other payment terminal that steals debit or credit card information from any cards used at that machine. But criminals are taking this one step further thanks to Russian-speaking Skimer group. The Kaspersky Lab reports that these Skimer scams began in 2010... Read More

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

A scam involving counterfeit checks is making its way around the internet, and if you’re not careful, you could be its next victim. That’s according to Fox 6 Now, which reported this week that a man named Jerry Peterson received a priority mail package after applying for a mystery shopper job online. Inside was a... Read More

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