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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 19, 2014 | Angela Colley
If your Social Security Number is stolen like mine was, here are 5 easy steps to strike back.
June 3, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
But you don’t have to be one of them. Unless you want to.
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.
May 1, 2014 | Lois Cahall
Here’s how one best-selling author and network guest host protects her personal info.
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.
April 15, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Most people blame companies for data breaches, but it’s not like consumers try hard to protect themselves from identity theft.