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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Dashlane vs LastPass: Who’s Got The Better Password Manager?

Using a password manager is safer than not using one at all. If you aren’t using a password manager, you’re most likely guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts, and it’s probably the name of your pet or includes an important date. These types of passwords are easy to hack, which is why password managers are a must. Password managers can help create secure login credentials and keep them stored in a safe place. I’ve used both Dashlane and LastPass, and they both do a great job storing my credentials. But is there one I’d recommend over the other?

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Equifax Reviews: Identity Theft Protection, Credit Reports, Plans, Pricing, & More

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S., also offers credit monitoring and identity theft protection services with three plans to fit your family and your budget. However, Equifax is still trying to recover its reputation from a major data breach in 2017. Is this company reliable enough now to protect your identity?

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Child Identity Theft: What Is It, How Does It Occur, Protection And Prevention

The prospect of having your identity stolen is scary enough, let alone the thought that it may happen to your own child. Unfortunately, we live in an age where criminals will stop at nothing. Too many parents don’t realize that their children are vulnerable to ID theft. Our experts have put together this ID theft prevention guide specifically to thwart threats to your children.

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What To Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Wallets hold a lot of information about who we are. If they get into the wrong hands, it can cause serious problems. It’s also a lot of work to get your life straight when your personal and financial information is at risk. If you happen to end up in a situation where your wallet has gone missing, you need to know what to do to deal with its contents and to protect your identity.

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Social Media ID Theft: How Does It Happen? How To Avoid & Prevent

Social media allows us to interact with friends and family around the globe. It provides us with an intimate connection with others but also makes us vulnerable. Criminals see social media as an opportunity to steal a user’s identity for personal gain. They don’t only go after private information but also aim to acquire pictures and friend lists to take it one step further. You have to know how to protect yourself and your social media accounts.

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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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