The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

Identity Theft

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

The Most Unusual Identity Theft Stories of 2014

We might have the notion of what an identity thief looks like: a criminal mastermind sitting in the dark, his stern face illuminated by a bank of computer monitors. In reality, the crimes and the criminals are much more mundane: A thief is more likely to stumble upon paper files left behind in a cab… Read More

How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

Identity Theft

How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

How to Identity-Theft Proof Your Life in 2015

Anyone who says they can prevent identity theft is, to be polite, exaggerating. In a world where a hacker can walk off with a database of 100 million consumers, sometimes it’s just your turn. That’s true of all crime. No car alarm will guarantee that your wheels won’t get stolen. But you can do things… Read More

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Identity Theft

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

To the millions of Americans who have already attended a few holiday parties this year: Check your credit and debit card statements. Why? Because holiday parties are a thief’s playground. When you go to someone’s home for a festive gathering, you probably leave your coat and other belongings (like your purse or wallet) somewhere you… Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Personal Finance

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

If you really want to convince your kids they’ve received a letter from Santa, practice your creative handwriting skills or ask a friend to write one — buying one off the Internet probably isn’t the way to go. While there appear to be some legitimate “Letters from Santa” businesses online and plenty of free downloadable… Read More

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