Protect Your Identity Online (Part Three)

Protecting Your Identity Online: Fighting Back

Step Three: Start Fighting Back This is my third and final post about “Protecting Your Identity Online.” As you’ll recall from the previous posts, the number one way to protect yourself is a “credit freeze,” and knowing your rights and options if you are victimized is vital (since there is a very high probability that most people will be hit at some [...]

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft (Part Two)

how to protect yourself against bank fraud and identity theft

Step Two: Know Your Rights and Be ProActive Back in April–has it been that long?–I posted about how to protect yourself from identity theft in the wake of rampant data breaches. As I discussed in the post, a credit freeze is the absolute best way to lock down your credit file, so that only you [...]

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft (Part One)

Credit Freeze

Step One: Freeze Your Credit, and Help Leave Fraudsters Out in the Cold According to the Justice Department’s latest statistics, approximately 7% of U.S. adults can expect to experience some form of identity theft this year. That’s one in every 14 people. And according to the FTC it takes an average of about six months [...]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Identity Thieves

christmas thief

This is indeed my favorite time of the year! Spending quality time with family and friends, holding out hope that my beloved Dallas Cowboys won’t once again implode in December, and gearing up for another Christmas shopping season are just a few of the many activities that make this season so wonderful. While each of [...]