You may not think it can happen to you, but over 12 million Americans become the victim of identity theft every year now. With that in mind, it’s essential to keep up with the latest news in ID theft protection so you can keep your personal data safe and avoid the hassle and potential cost of dealing with identity theft.
November 15, 2017 | Gerri Detweiler
A reader can’t find an answer, but there’s a sure-fire way to get one.
November 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Debt.com has a Friday feature called By The Numbers. It’s compiled by our editors and consists of four randomly weird facts they’ve stumbled across each week while researching the finance-related information we post every day. The feature has become quite popular on social media, so today I’ll pay homage with a much less strange set of […]
October 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most companies aren’t prepared for data breaches, as more than half of U.S. companies have been hacked so far this year.
October 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
More people than ever are worried about ID theft. But big institutions and companies aren’t prepared to handle major breaches and can’t hire workers fast enough.
September 18, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
American businesses and citizens haven’t taken identity theft seriously. They might from now on.
September 14, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
A major credit bureau handed out 143 million Social Security numbers out of laziness and incompetence. Is Trump going to do anything?
September 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The number of data breaches has soared through the first half of 2017, with most hacks hitting the business sector.
September 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Something complicated happened Thursday, and it sounds bad. Actually, it’s worse than that.
September 8, 2017 | Thomas Chiles
One of these tech experts even got ripped off. Learn what they know.
August 31, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
They fear having their Social Security or bank account info stolen the most.
August 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Americans believe their private data is at risk when online shopping or banking, but don’t think their information is at risk on a public Wi-Fi network. Why not?
August 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
No wonder why people get their identity stolen.
August 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox
And cyber security professionals are expecting more to come
July 28, 2017 | Gregory Cox
And many predict a major cyber attack against the U.S. in the next two years.
July 19, 2017 | Gregory Cox
And the companies that have it aren’t protecting it.
July 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.
July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them
July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye
Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.
July 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?
July 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.
July 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Most online shoppers do it for convenience, but is it safe?
June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye
More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.
June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Rich or poor, hackers want your information
May 31, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
It not only helps him stay debt-free, it also protects him.
May 30, 2017 | Joe Pye
Experts say it’s likely that multiple companies will be hacked at same time this year.
May 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.
May 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?
May 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.
May 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The younger the consumer, the more likely they are to hand over personal data. The more likely they are to hand over their data, the higher the expectation to use that data positively.
April 21, 2017 | Money Talks News
There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option.
April 20, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Deregulating for its own sake is incredibly stupid — but potentially profitable for internet companies and identity thieves.
April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.
April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.
April 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks his identity was stolen from an urgent care center. Now what?
March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.
March 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s husband doesn’t use half his cards. Should he keep them for emergencies or get rid of them?
March 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.
March 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This is shaping up to be a bad year for data breaches, but does anyone care?
March 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves
March 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn
44 percent of Americans are worried about their personal health care information being stolen and at least one record is stolen everyday.
January 25, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is angry at his Internet-unsafe fiancee.
January 9, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I sadly predict massive computer hacking on a scale not seen in years past.
November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.
October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.
October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.
September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.
August 16, 2016 | Money Talks News
The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.
July 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The U.S. is third in the world for credit card fraud. This is the second time that the U.S. has been in the top three.
June 30, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Do you have old hard drives you want to sell or get rid of? Chances are you’ll leave private information on them once you hand them over.
June 30, 2016 | Debt.com
If you get threatened over an old debt, say nothing to the caller. Talk to everyone else.