Approximately 11.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year. If you’ve been a victim, you know it’s a hassle. Between canceling all your credit cards to changing all your online account passwords (not to mention losing money!), the entire ordeal is more than stressful. It’s also time consuming. You don’t have to fret. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your identity online which includes bank accounts and other sensitive information from theft.
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ou hear a lot about the importance of your credit score, and that is one of the primary things lenders look at to determine if you qualify. One of things that can have a serious impact on your credit score is becoming a victim of identity theft. Realizing this negative impact, in 2003 a new law to combat identity theft was enacted: The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, more commonly known as FACTA.
Your Social Security number is very valuable; it’s valuable to you and those looking to steal it in order to open false credit cards and make false purchases. It’s important to know how to protect yourself from those trying to use your Social Security illegally. Read on to learn about a few different ways to protect yourself from identity theft.
The next time you withdraw or deposit money from an ATM, be aware that saboteurs may have installed information-stealing devices known as skimmers.
Get rid of the old and start out fresh this year by de-cluttering and organizing your home, car, computer and wallet. The hardest part is getting started, but once you do, your life will get a little easier.
Identity theft can happen while your doing all of your holiday shopping. Follow these tips to protect your information and actually enjoy the holiday season.
Not sure what else to take with you if you have to evacuate your home? We have a couple of items you should pack up with you in case the worst happens and you have to leave your home when severe weather hits.
Identity theft can occur at any stage of life and impacts more than your wallet. Learn how to protect yourself and manage more obscure types of identity theft.
Did you know it’s National Identity Theft Week? Identity theft can impact pretty much anyone at any stage of life – and sometimes the thief isn’t even interested in your money.
Without my phone, how would I get a hold of someone if I had car problems? What if I was trying to get home and couldn’t use the GPS on my phone? You get the point. I use my cell phone for a lot of different reasons.