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.
Articles tagged with identity theft:
March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Internet of Things, stolen fingerprints among 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.
June 8, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
If banks give this generation the tools to bank easier and safer, they’ll earn themselves loyal customers. If not…
June 2, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Hackers can lock you out of your files and make you pay to get them back. Here’s what to do.
May 26, 2016 | Debt.com
The longer you wait, the worse the damage can be.
May 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
We’re not going to get rid of it. So let’s manage it.
May 5, 2016 | Debt.com
They shot up by an amazing 500,000.
March 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Where polling matters most isn’t in politics. It’s in personal finance.
March 24, 2016 | Debt.com
Can you guess what they are?
March 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here’s what I’ve learned so far this month, and it’s made me both laugh and cry.
March 1, 2016 | Money Talks News
Scammers with skimmers who have traditionally targeted ATMs and gas station payment terminals are shifting their focus.
February 25, 2016 | Debt.com
For identity thieves, it takes just a few minutes.
February 4, 2016 | Debt.com
The company allegedly violated FTC order, and that’s serious trouble.
February 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is surrounded by victims and is scared of joining them.
August 13, 2015 | Debt.com
If you run across any of these people, don’t listen to them.
July 9, 2015 | Debt.com
Military identity theft is especially challenging because servicemembers aren’t able to monitor their credit as closely as civilians. Here’s how they can protect their credit while on active duty.
June 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The answer may depress you. It depresses me.
June 10, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is thousands in debt — and is still living with the mother who put him there.
June 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
We share blame for the identity theft epidemic. Here’s the cure.
May 13, 2015 | Jason Steele
Here’s what your credit card company doesn’t want you to know: The latest tech will rarely protect you.
April 23, 2015 | Jess Miller
Here are the identity theft tactics security experts expect from hackers this year, and how they’re preparing to prevent it.
April 16, 2015 | Jess Miller
Seniors tend to believe that online banking is complicated and easy to hack. But that’s overwhelmingly not the case.
April 15, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Don’t make an identity thief’s job easy. Avoid these costly mistakes.
April 9, 2015 | Jess Miller
Less than half of parents teach their kids about privacy online. That’s dangerous for not only your kid — but yourself.
April 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader gets 7 easy steps for a no-worry, no-hassle vacation.
March 19, 2015 | Jess Miller
The FBI says violent crime and property crime are both down, but researchers say they’ve been replaced by something else.
March 19, 2015 | Jess Miller
Here’s what to do if you get scammed, and ways to prevent it happening in the first place.
March 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This is an especially good week to talk about being safe — with your money and identity.
February 26, 2015 | Jess Miller
It’s not the hacking you’ve heard of, but it has the potential to be create even more identity theft. And it’s so simple.
February 10, 2015 | Jess Miller
An IBM security expert explains why, and how he was an ID theft victim himself.
February 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Identity theft is already a serious problem. Combine it with tax season, and it’s a disaster.
January 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is confused about how to protect against identity theft.
January 8, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger
We can do better than a political saying or whatever object we decide to stick in our mouth this year.
December 1, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The best holiday gift you can give yourself is also the cheapest: protecting your identity.
Ask The Expert: Why Isn’t Credit Monitoring Free? And What’s The Best Credit Score Monitoring Service?
November 19, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know if these services are worth it.
November 12, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader gets burned and wants to learn how to never let it happen again.