Believe it or not, the start of the 2015 tax-filing season is right around the corner. While there has been speculation that the start of the coming filing season may be delayed (as it was in 2014), it’s never too soon to begin preparing. Not only might you get your refund sooner if you file [...]
If you’re trying to sell your home, you should be thinking about ways to protect your identity. Identity theft can be a very real threat if you’re not careful. Strangers can easily rifle through your personal financial data if you leave it lying around. You have to be just as diligent about protecting your personal [...]
In the rush to file your 2013 taxes before April 15, looking out for federal income tax identity theft may not be at the top of your mind—but it should be. Federal income tax fraud through the use of identity theft topped the IRS’s list of the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014. An identity [...]
Whether you’re a Medicare beneficiary or know someone who is, you’ve likely heard about the risks of Medicare fraud and medical identity theft. While the government is taking steps to mitigate these issues, there are things you can do now to protect yourself. Medicare is one of the country’s largest programs, with more than 49 [...]
Credit scores, on the scale assigned by FICO, range from 300 to 850. Who has an 850 credit score and what canyou do to get one? Less than 1 percent of the population has a credit score above 800, so it's very unlikely you will have an 850 credit score. However, if your credit score is above 720, you will probably still receive the best rates. Watch more credit and identity theft videos from Expert Real Estate Tips to learn how to raise your credit score.
What can your company do to prevent identity theft? What steps can companies take to achieve identity theft protection and prevention? Learn about preventing identity theft here.