Identity Theft

Jane bought a gift for her friend online. A week later that website was hacked, and her personal data was stolen. Random charges started appearing on her credit cards, and her bank account dwindled down to nothing. She was struggling to pay her bills, and it wasn’t her fault. She didn’t know what to do, how to get her money back or how to make it stop.

Too many people find themselves in a situation like this. Fortunately, we can help you protect your identity and monitor it with our tips. It’s only a matter of time until this happens to you.

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Best RFID Blocking Wallet: For Men & For Women, But Do You Really Need Them?

Credit, debit, and ID card technology is extremely advanced. With most cards, radio waves transmit your information for quick transactions; some can even process payments without contact. However, having that technology can put you at risk. Electronic pickpockets are out there just waiting to get their hands on your information, but can they get it without even putting their hands on your wallet? Our experts analyze RFID wallet technology and bring you the best wallets.

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What Is Wire Fraud? Types Of Wire Fraud, Examples, Prevention & More

I’ve been hired as an investigator to dig into  cases involving wire fraud. The term “wire fraud” might conjure up images of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes being indicted by the federal government or lawyer Michael Avenatti receiving a ‘superseding’ indictment from a federal grand jury in the SDNY Nike extortion case. But day-to-day, garden-variety wire fraud affects the greater public to a much larger extent.

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What Is Credit Monitoring, And Is It Worth It?

In the digital age, your credit is more than just a powerful financial tool. It can become a dangerous liability as well. You work so hard building up your credit score to only have it stolen away by fraudulent attempts to use your identity. Since your credit is intimately attached to your personal identity, it’s critical that you protect yourself from a potential threat. Not only could a credit breach cause harm to your short term finances, but the work involved in repairing your credit reputation can be extensive. Luckily for you, our financial experts have decades of experience in this category, and bring you their expertise in easy to understand language.

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How Does Credit Repair Work? How Long It Takes, How Much It Costs, & More

Your credit can go wrong for various reasons, from late payments to identity theft and lots of stuff in between. No matter how your record was blemished, it’s likely you want to fix it. Credit repair can be confusing, so it’s good to know your options and how to get your credit back on track.

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Interview With Barry Kessel, CMO At Identity Guard®

Barry Kessel has quite the extensive history in marketing. He’s currently leveraging over three decades in experience to help lead the marketing efforts at Identity Guard®, one of the industry’s leading identity theft protection companies (and one of our top three picks for best ID Theft services). Read on to learn more about Barry and gain some valuable insights into the product he proudly stands behind.

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How To File A Police Report For Identity Theft

We all cringe at the ping of the phone when we are spending money. But there is no worse feeling than hearing that ping… while you are at home… not spending money! Or receiving a demand for payment on an item you have never purchased! Discovering that you have been a victim of identity theft is something we all dread. Not only is it the loss of our hard-earned income, but the hassle of replacing all our identification documents and alerting the relevant people. If you’re unsure how to file a police report for identity theft, keep reading and we’ll guide you in the right direction.

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How To Identify Fake Websites: Don’t Get Scammed This Holiday Season!

Looking forward to locking in savings for that special holiday gift, or simply because you’re finally pulling the trigger on that purse, video game, or set of jeans that’s been on your radar? Shopping online can be both convenient, as well as time and gas saving. Unfortunately, with comfort also comes risk.

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How To Prevent Cybercrime: Types Of Crime, Examples, How To Report & More

With so many recent cyber security breaches (especially from reputable companies like Target and Equifax), it has become increasingly necessary to become secure online. With so many access points (via smart home devices, fitness trackers, etc.), it’s easier than ever to fall prey to a potential hack. Breaches can happen to the best of us, not just your vulnerable average Joe. Hackers have sophisticated ways of stealing your identity and could be accessing your accounts as we speak. Unlike a house break-in where there is often evidence of a crime, it is a lot easier for digital theft to go unnoticed. Are you leaving the front door wide open for these new-age criminals? Read on to learn some basic cyber security tips that could save you, before it’s too late.

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How To Stop Spoofing Calls: RoboKiller vs NomoRobo vs Hiya

Have you noticed a recent uptick in calls from unknown numbers or numbers that are suspiciously similar to your own? Phone scammers are on the prowl, using the latest technology to steal your personal information. Here’s how to protect yourself…

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