How To Protect Your Identity And Privacy Online

How to Protect Your Identity and Privacy Online

Protecting your privacy, identity and financial information online is critically important in today’s Internet economy. Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft. I have no plans on joining this group, which is what inspired us to create our latest Zing blog guide – Identity 101.

Five Apps to Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season

While shopping online certainly saves valuable time, it’s not always safe. According to LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection, 11.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year, with a large percentage of cases taking place online. Luckily, there are apps that can help prevent identity theft. With the holiday season in full swing, check out some of these apps to make sure your transactions are safe and secure.

Are You Following These Steps to Protect Your Identity Online?

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.

What Is FACTA and How Does It Impact You?

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.