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.
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.
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.