This Little Focker Went to Jail

Identity Theft

This Little Focker Went to Jail

This Little Focker Went to Jail

By Brian McGinley of Identity Theft 911 Tim Burton, Tommy Lee Jones and even Gaylord Focker, a character from the “Fockers” movies, are the latest celebrity victims of identity theft. A California couple allegedly created 200 blank access cards and fraudulent credit-account paperwork for them and other Hollywood stars, according to the Los Angeles Times. Ex-convict Christopher… Read More

Epsilon Chief Plays Down Massive Data Breach

Identity Theft

Epsilon Chief Plays Down Massive Data Breach

Epsilon Chief Plays Down Massive Data Breach

The head of the company that exposed millions of consumers’ emails to hackers told investment analysts that the data breach is unlikely to hurt business. Ed Heffernan, CEO of Alliance Data Systems Corp., which owns Epsilon, said in a conference call that fallout from the breach should be minimal. “Email volumes have largely remained at… Read More

When You’re the Apple of Their Eye

Identity Theft

When You’re the Apple of Their Eye

When You’re the Apple of Their Eye

The World Wide Web seems to be making the world less wide. Everyone is connected to everyone and everything else, and that is changing the way many things are done, particularly advertising and marketing. The past decade or so has seen a radical evolution in the way marketers define and reach their target markets. Gone… Read More

Freddie Mac Saw Home Loan Delinquencies Decline in March

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Freddie Mac Saw Home Loan Delinquencies Decline in March

Freddie Mac Saw Home Loan Delinquencies Decline in March

Instances of single-family delinquencies on home loans backed by Freddie Mac declined to 3.63 percent of all properties during March, according to the mortgage giant’s latest monthly statistics. That was down from 3.78 percent in February and well below the 4.13 percent observed in the same month last year. [Featured Tool: Get your free Credit Report… Read More

Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

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Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

If you have a new iPhone or iPad, Apple is tracking you all the time, everywhere you go. As  first reported by Gizmodo.com, the iPhone and iPad secretly record their location automatically. The data is stored on the devices, and is easily accessed by anyone who finds it. The news has created an uproar in… Read More

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

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Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Taking the time to periodically get a copy of your credit report to ensure all the information being reported on you is accurate, can make the process of applying for credit in the future that much easier.  What happens if you find errors on your credit report?  How should you go about getting them resolved… Read More

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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The Best Cities for Young Professionals

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

The unemployment rate for recent grads could easily double the rate that the country faces overall. But your chances of landing a good job and thriving after college can be greater if you look in the right places.

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

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Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

What happens when a city’s entire real estate market collapses, leaving only vultures behind? A big, nasty fight ensues for the scraps. Las Vegas, synonymous with gambling and vice, now has a new reputation: it’s the city where the housing bubble burst most spectacularly. One in 28 homes in Las Vegas were foreclosed upon in… Read More

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