Category: Tips and Tricks

Active Duty Alerts-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

Active Duty Alerts-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

Active Duty Alerts Every single day, members of the armed forces risk their lives to protect our liberties and freedom.  But they are not just risking their lives, they are the prime targets for identity theft. The fact that the military personnel might be deployed for extended periods of time, allowing identity theft to go […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip-Check Financial Statements

Identity Theft Prevention Tip-Check Financial Statements

A few weeks ago, my friend told me that her debit card was used on Macys.com without her authorizaton.  My friend is probably one of the most responsible people I know.  She checks her online bank account almost every single day and this is why she was able to notice this unauthorized charge while it […]

Close Unused Credit Card Accounts-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

Close Unused Credit Card Accounts-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

When it comes to identity theft prevention, there is really no cure-for-all type of prevention strategy.  It is really a combination of various strategies that you have to implement. A lot of Identity Theft Prevention Experts will tell you that Credit Freeze is the cure for all, but it really isn’t.  Yes, Credit Freeze is […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Don't Share Too Much Information

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Don’t Share Too Much Information

Do you know who Christopher Chaney is? Christopher Chaney is a hacker; a celebrity hacker!  He was arrested in October of 2011 as a part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking, which was named by the authorities “Operation Hackerazzi”. Mr. Chaney hacked into email accounts of more than 50 celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Christina […]

Searching For a New Job Safely-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Searching For a New Job Safely-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Scams and Identity Theft Crimes targeting job seekers are always lurking around and are definitely on the rise.  There are scams that are there to just get your money and there are those scams that may lead to Identity Theft. At one point or another in our lives, we all look for a new job […]

Protect your Checks-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Protect your Checks-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Do you still use checks to pay for your bills and/or every day purchases?  I do.  I still pay some of my bills with checks.  My rent, for example. I am certain that many of you still use checks as well.  However, a lot of people are under the wrong impression that paying with traditional […]

Online Shopping Safety-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Online Shopping Safety-Identity Theft Prevention Tips

There is no secret I love buying books online and all the deals I get.  Some people shop for pretty much everything online. Just like with any online activity, you have to be extremely cautious.  If not careful, you may fall into the fraudsters’ trap and have your information stolen. So here are just a […]

What's in Your Wallet?-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

What’s in Your Wallet?-Identity Theft Prevention Tip

Give me a favor!  Get your wallet out and answer this question:  What is in your wallet?  Do you have a few credit cards, debit cards, check book, Insurance card, etc? You are the only one who can answer this question. A lot of people become victims of identity theft after their wallets have been […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Opt-Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Opt-Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers

Opting-Out of pre-approved credit card offers is generally a very good idea. Although it will not completely reduce the amount of offers you get, but you will notice a huge difference! Identity Thieves love pre-approved credit card offers.  They get them when they go Dumpster Diving.  They fill out a credit card application, send it […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Safeguard your Social Security Number

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Safeguard your Social Security Number

Social Security Numbers are the key to our identities. Originally created in 1935 and used to report employees’ incomes for the Social Security program. However, overtime, SSN morphed into a default National Identification Number. A lot of companies, with and without a legitimate reason, ask for SSN and use it as an authenticator and identifier. […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Get Your FREE Credit Report

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Get Your FREE Credit Report

One of the simplest strategies to protect your name and detect identity theft is to regularly review your credit report. Not only will you be able to spot the early signs of identity theft, but also you will be able to analyze your overall financial health. You are entitled to receive a FREE copy of […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Safeguard your mail

Identity Theft Prevention Tip: Safeguard your mail

Your mailbox is like a treasure trove to identity thieves.  On any given day, your mailbox may contain all kinds of personal information: your checks, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, car registration, driver’s license renewal, IRS communication, etc. Safeguard your mail and prevent possible Identity theft! Never leave your mail in your mailbox over […]

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