identity theft

  1. Kids with Special Needs

    Tis the season… to protect your online identity during travel

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    For many families, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season includes traveling to visit families and friends. For many parents,...
  2. Money and finance

    When is giving your SSN really necessary?

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    From doctors' offices to banks, social security number requests are pretty common. But are they necessary? While it seems like just...
  3. Money and finance

    Avoiding theft during a move, job or bank change

    Making a move? Possessions aren't the only things you'll want to protect. Modern technology has opened the door for thieves to steal...
  4. Family spending

    Identity Thief : Real-life takeaways from the movie

    Identity Thief was a box office hit, but identity theft is an experience no one wants to have in real life. Identity theft can be...
  5. Family spending

    Fantastic plastic: Ways to dodge credit card fraud

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    Although your credit card may be safely in your wallet or purse, thieves may have already accessed your account information and are...
  6. Family spending

    How to avoid identity theft while traveling

    When vacationing in the sun, identity theft can be the No. 1 killer of fun. Identity theft is a growing problem in the world, with...
  7. Money and finance

    Top 5 scenarios in which identities are stolen

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    No one ever plans to have their identity stolen, but ignorance can unfortunately lead to years of credit score recovery and legal...
  8. Money and finance

    Everyday habits to pick up to avoid identity theft

    You've heard all the horror stories before, and perhaps you even know someone who has had their identity stolen. But are you...
  9. Family Activities

    Vacationing in the digital age

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    Summer vacation is all about getting away from it all... or at least it used be. Technology has changed all of that. Thanks to...
  10. Technology

    Safety tips for online sharing

    The internet can serve as a wonderful tool to help people stay connected with friends, family, information and viral YouTube videos....
  11. Movies & Reviews

    Identity Thief movie review: Melissa McCarthy goes phishing

    Melissa McCarthy steals big laughs as she assumes Jason Bateman’s identity, creating a riotous nightmare for him, but a great time...
  12. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Keeping kids safe in an online world

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    With all of the time our children spend in an online environment, we need to be vigilant about their safety. Identity theft isn’t...
  13. Money and finance

    Information you shouldn’t share over the phone

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    Be cautious about the identifying information that you share not just online but also over the telephone. To avoid identity theft,...
  14. Budgeting & Saving

    Tips on how to avoid identity theft

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    Perhaps you've always thought that identify theft would never happen to you. However, the harsh reality is that individuals and...
  15. Money and finance

    How to secure your cell phone

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    Most of us can't live without our smartphones these days. Unfortunately, as it gets easier for you to use your phone as an everyday...
  16. Budgeting & Saving

    10 Signs you may be a victim of identity theft

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    Identity thieves and hackers can access your personal information to invade your privacy, steal your money and ruin your credit....
  17. Money and finance

    Identity theft: Do we really need to worry?

    If you think that identity theft isn't a serious concern, you just need to look at the numbers. The Federal Trade Commission...
  18. Budgeting & Saving

    Identity theft protection tips

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    Did you enjoy your recent trip to Maui? How about the new Mercedes? And then your home loan was turned down because of a mysterious...
  19. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teaching teens about identity theft

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    Once your teens venture out into the world, they are on their own to make choices about who they share their personal information...
  20. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Put this on your to-do list: Check your child's credit report

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    Before you toss junk mail with your child’s name on it, consider how that junk mail came to be. If your child’s name is in a credit...