identity theft

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.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Tis The Season For Holiday Stealing

November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.

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ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

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.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Don’t Give It Up!

October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.

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Amy Schumer Is a Scam

September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

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Feds Warn Of ‘Serious’ Flaws In Popular Anti-Virus Software

August 16, 2016 | Money Talks News

The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.

Is credit card fraud declining? Not yet

United States Among the Worst in the World for Credit Card Fraud

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.

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Are You Selling Your Personal Information for Nothing?

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.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

Avoiding Impostor Scams By Talking About Them

June 30, 2016 | Debt.com

If you get threatened over an old debt, say nothing to the caller. Talk to everyone else.

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Millennials Will Direct the Future of Fraud Management

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…

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Ransomware: The Digital Extortion People Don’t Know About

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.

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Correct an Identity Theft Issue As Soon As You Detect It

May 26, 2016 | Debt.com

The longer you wait, the worse the damage can be.

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Dvorkin On Debt: ID Theft Is A Chronic Condition

May 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

We’re not going to get rid of it. So let’s manage it.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

Consumer Complaints to the FTC Increased in 2015

May 5, 2016 | Debt.com

They shot up by an amazing 500,000.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Presidential Polling Isn’t The Most Important Kind

March 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Where polling matters most isn’t in politics. It’s in personal finance.

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3 Types of Identity Theft You Should Safeguard Against Today

March 24, 2016 | Debt.com

Can you guess what they are?

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Dvorkin On Debt: 4 Funny and Frustrating Financial Facts

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.

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Thieves Target Shoppers Who Use Supermarket Self-Checkout

March 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

Scammers with skimmers who have traditionally targeted ATMs and gas station payment terminals are shifting their focus.

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How Long Does It Take To Steal $18,000?

February 25, 2016 | Debt.com

For identity thieves, it takes just a few minutes.

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LifeLock Agrees to Pay $100 Million

February 4, 2016 | Debt.com

The company allegedly violated FTC order, and that’s serious trouble.

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Ask The Expert: Am I Next To Get Hit With Identity Theft? [VIDEO]

February 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is surrounded by victims and is scared of joining them.

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5 Dead Giveaways You’re Talking to a Scammer

August 13, 2015 | Debt.com

If you run across any of these people, don’t listen to them.

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3 Ways Military Members Can Protect Their Identity

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.

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What Do Shoplifting and Identity Theft Have In Common?

June 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The answer may depress you. It depresses me.

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Ask The Expert: My Mom Stole My Money, What Now?

June 10, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is thousands in debt — and is still living with the mother who put him there.

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Here’s Why Identity Theft Has Skyrocketed — And What You Can Do About It

June 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

We share blame for the identity theft epidemic. Here’s the cure.

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Why You Shouldn’t Care About Having A Chip In Your Credit Card

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.

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Companies Average 78 Computer Security Investigations Per Year

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.

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Dear Grandma: Three Reasons Why Online Banking Is Easier And Safer Than You Think

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.

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Financial Illiteracy Month Part III: 5 Ways to Get Your Identity Stolen

April 15, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Don’t make an identity thief’s job easy. Avoid these costly mistakes.

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You Could Be Risking Your Child’s Online Privacy

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.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Guard Against Identity Theft When Traveling?

April 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader gets 7 easy steps for a no-worry, no-hassle vacation.

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The Crime Wave The FBI Is Ignoring

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.

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Study: The Worst Part About Fraud Isn’t The Money

March 19, 2015 | Jess Miller

Here’s what to do if you get scammed, and ways to prevent it happening in the first place.

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Always Use Protection

March 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This is an especially good week to talk about being safe — with your money and identity.

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How Any Moron Can Hack Into Your Company

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.

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IBM Predicts Fewer Data Breaches in 2015 — But More People Might Get Hurt

February 10, 2015 | Jess Miller

An IBM security expert explains why, and how he was an ID theft victim himself.

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A Taxing Problem: ID Theft When You Turn In Your Tax Return

February 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Identity theft is already a serious problem. Combine it with tax season, and it’s a disaster.

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Ask The Expert: What The Heck Is “Enhanced Identity Theft Protection”?

January 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is confused about how to protect against identity theft.

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The 2015 Word of The Year Should Be One of These

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.

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Holiday ID Theft: The Gift That Keeps On Taking

December 1, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The best holiday gift you can give yourself is also the cheapest: protecting your identity.

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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.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Protect Myself From Identity Theft?

November 12, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader gets burned and wants to learn how to never let it happen again.

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Your Waiter Might Be An Identity Thief

October 27, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

No stats are available, but our research shows dining out makes you a prime target. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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5 credit card scams and how to avoid them

July 30, 2014 | Jason Steele

Massive thefts of credit card numbers isn’t the only scam. You’re more likely to get burned by one of these.

Credit card theft happens every day

What one week of credit card theft looks like

July 3, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

What did you do this past week? If you stole credit cards, you had company. If you didn’t, here’s how to protect yourself.

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How I defeated my ID thief

June 19, 2014 | Angela Colley

If your Social Security Number is stolen like mine was, here are 5 easy steps to strike back.

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Many Americans have given up the fight against Big Data

June 3, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

But you don’t have to be one of them. Unless you want to.

Stolen smartphones are all too common. Protect yourself.

Would you pay $1,000 to to recover your stolen smartphone?

May 19, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Or would you risk your personal safety? If so, here are cheaper and safer ways to protect your personal info.

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How the pros set up their computer passwords

May 1, 2014 | Lois Cahall

Here’s how one best-selling author and network guest host protects her personal info.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

How to prevent the most sickening ID theft

April 17, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher

Shopping isn’t the only way to get your identity stolen. Just falling ill gives thieves a shot at your information.