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Does Costco offer a discount on Identity Guard?

Does Costco have a relationship with Identity guard? I thought they did at one point but now I think they’ve split up? Answer Costco previously had a deal with Identity Guard but as of October 2017 they since are offering a discount through their CSID coverage partner. They offer two membership types starting at $8.99 …

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Is it safe to store credit card info on paper?

I know it sounds old fashion but is it okay to store credit card info on paper? My mom is always writing down her credit card information on scratch paper. I try to tell her it’s not safe but she won’t listen and I’m trying to convince her that it’s not safe. No, storing credit …

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What’s the definition and meaning for identity theft in today’s world?

The term identity theft gets thrown around so liberally, and it’s frustrating to me, because a person’s “identity” comprises so many variables that people don’t immediately realize. The dictionary defines identity theft as “the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, usually for financial gain,” but I’m guessing that’s an outdated definition. …

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Ting promo code?

I was spending Thanksgiving with my aunts in Northern California and we started talking about cell phone bills for some reason. They immediately chimed up and mentioned Ting, which I had never heard of before. Ting is a reseller t-Mobile and Sprint. Long story short, I went through a horrendous customer support experience with AT&T to …

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What is Lifelock and How Can It Protect Me?

Hello, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately online and offline about LifeLock. I understand it’s somehow related to identity theft, the prevention of that is, but I don’t see how that could work. If someone gains access to my bank account or my credit card I don’t see how an online service can …

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What can a smart hub do that Alexa can’t?

I got an Amazon Echo for Christmas and it seems like I can train her to do just about anything I used to use my Wink hub for (turn on/off lights, turn up the heat, play music, etc.), right? Am I missing something or is this true? What do I need a hub for that …

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How do I know if my identity has been stolen?

I see that you have tons of articles on identity theft prevention. My question is, how would I even recognize if my identity were stolen? In other words, what are some things I can do to check to see if my identity has already been compromised? I know a bunch of my friends and relatives …

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