Identity Theft
How Is a Fraud Alert Different from a Credit Freeze or Lock?
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Hackers steal more than 1 million records globally every hour. And improvements in technology make it easier—not harder—all the time for cyber thieves to access your personal and financial information. While identity theft is a scary thought, you aren’t helpless. ExtraCredit provides tools to help you not feel helpless. Sign up for dark web monitoring... Read More

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3 Tax Scams You Need to Watch Out For
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According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there was a 400% increase in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. And tax scams extend far beyond email and malware to include phone scams, identity theft and more.  While the April 15 filing deadline still feels far away, as Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t... Read More

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COVID-19 Scams
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As if fearing the health-related consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus wasn’t enough, there’s also a fair amount of financial uncertainty related to recession and an unstable economy. People all across the United States are wondering how they’ll pay their bills and make ends meet as they file for unemployment and wait for a one-time stimulus... Read More

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What Should I Do if I Lost My Social Security Card?
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You might not use your Social Security card every day, but you do need to use it occasionally. If you lost your security card, you’ll need to request a replacement form for a Social Security card from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can apply online by choosing the replacement tab for your lost security card.... Read More

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What to Do When Your Credit Card Goes Missing
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You’re likely to lose track of a credit card at some point—many people do. You’re standing at the checkout counter, you open your wallet and it’s not there. What you do depends on how prepared you are and whether you think the card was lost or stolen. How to Prepare for a Lost Credit Card... Read More

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How To Freeze Your Credit After The Equifax Hack
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Here's how you can freeze your credit to avoid fraudulent activity. This is especially important after a hack like the one experienced by Equifax recently.

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5 Steps to Protect Your Digital Identity in The Age of Breaches
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The record number of data breaches in 2017 (1,579 publicly-reported breaches to be exact) and the sensitivity of the data stolen (especially social security numbers and passwords) have led many to wonder how to protect themselves. Since I work in the identity protection industry, my friends and family have asked what recommendations they should follow... Read More

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How to Contact a Real Person at a Credit Bureau
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The information that credit bureaus collect affects just about every aspect of your life. Whether you’re approved for a credit card, get a good mortgage rate, can rent an apartment or even get a job – they all can hinge … Continue reading →

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14 Ways to Prevent Fraud on Your Debit & Credit Cards
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Every time there’s a large credit card breach, you’ll hear some expert say risks for consumers are low, because it’s easy to cancel a credit or debit card and get a new one. Not so fast. If fraud appears on your bill, but you don’t notice it, you’ll pay for it. More important, changing account... Read More

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