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How to Protect Your Identity While You're Out Of Town

Adam Levin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

While it's important to do everything you can to protect yourself from identity-related crime when you're traveling, it's equally important to do everything you can to protect your home and the breadcrumbs of your identity that you leave behind.

Want to Lock Out ID Thieves? Do This!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Do you lock the door behind you when you leave your house? Of course you do! Why? To keep anyone that's not supposed to be there from using your house...

Open Letter on the OPM Breach

Adam Levin | Posted 07.09.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

"It's really frustrating to think that my family might suffer from my information having been stolen." Those are the words of David Thul, who served 22 years with the Minnesota National Guard, was deployed to Kosovo in 2003 and again to Iraq from 2005 to 2007. "My country didn't have my back."

We Know the Deep Freeze This Winter But What About a Security Freeze?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.03.2015 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If you are looking for a way to be extra vigilant against identity theft or if you've been a victim of identity theft, you may want to consider freezing your credit with each of the three major credit bureaus.

Will Obamacare Lead to Identity Theft?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.28.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The fear mongers and Obamacare haters make a scary point and want you to know that as soon as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes live...

Should You 'Freeze' Your Credit Reports?

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Before you go to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, you should understand how the process works and be aware of several inconveniences you might experience.

NOBAR: Could It End the Credit Gap and Get Banks Lending Again?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

I propose the creation of a new banking industry initiative called NOBAR (Nonstandard Borrowers Alternative Resource). Its mission is to help responsible individuals with bad credit scores -- where reasonable and appropriate -- secure a new mortgage or refi.

Criminal Hackers, Carders, Dumps, and Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Albert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors, with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined.

The Fed's Zero-Interest Policy -- Tokyo on the Potomac

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The Federal Open Market Committee has reduced the target fed funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, officially entering a very-close-to-zero interest rate policy.