Identity theft is a serious crime. Somebody uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. You’re left cleaning up the mess after the thieves have trashed your good name and credit record. On this page we explain how identity theft works and what you need to do if your identity is stolen.
Five Common Holiday Scams to Avoid in 2019
Five common holiday scams to avoid in 2019. Don’t be fooled by these popular holiday scams threatening to steal your information and then your identity. Anyone can be a victim of a scam. Just ask the 35,000 people who lost $10 million to an ongoing phone scam where scammers pretend to be from the Social [...]
Child Identity Theft
Has your child's identity been stolen? While identity theft is often committed by strangers, sometimes parents and other relatives steal the financial identities of children to get access to more credit.
Identity Theft Warning Signs
If you're worried about identity theft, there are ways you can protect yourself. And if you know the signs, you can stop identity theft sooner. One of the best ways to protect your identity is to order your credit report annually from annualcreditreport.com.
Opt Out to Protect Yourself
One way to reduce your risk of identity theft is to pay close attention to privacy policies. Some "opt out" policies offer consumers ways to remove or withhold personal information from databases. Opting out improves the chances that your identity will not be stolen.
Identity Theft is becoming a bigger problem, in part because people are using more and more technology. Consumers must become more vigilant about where and how they store personal information to avert identity theft.
Real Estate Minute: Identity Theft Will Rise In Future Years
Real Estate Minute with Ilyce Glink Identity Theft Will Rise In Future Years Original Air Date: September 27, 2006
Real Estate Minute: Health Care Privacy Rights
Real Estate Minute with Ilyce Glink Health Information Technology Bill won’t install Patient Privacy Rights. Original Air Date: July 4, 2006
How Can I Keep My Information Safe When Paying Bills Online?
Technology has made bill-paying faster and more convenient than ever. But it's important to make sure your information is kept secure when paying bills online.
Credit Freeze May Help Identity Theft
A security freeze, also known as a credit freeze, bars a credit reporting bureau from changing any of the information in an identity theft victim's credit report without permission. It's new and it may be key to stopping identity theft in its tracks.
10 Tips To Reduce Risk Of Identity Theft
When it comes to identity theft, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Wondering how to prevent identity theft? We show you how to keep your name off the long and ever-growing list of identity theft victims.