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Identity Theft Prevention

The 5 Dumbest Credit Mistakes

Adam Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

In a world where breaches (exemplified by "Heartbleed," Target and all stripe of individual, corporate and government database compromise) and identity theft have become the third certainty in life, jealously guarding our privacy must be our individual missions.

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Ripped Off Online, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some valuable tips and information to share with us about preventing identity theft online. In light of sev...

Would You Rather Have Your Car Stolen or Your Identity?

Russ Warner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Smartphones are a great tool that simplify life, but taking a few precautions and securing the info you put on your phone may result in a more important contribution to keeping your life simple. Identity theft will likely cost you lots of time and lots of money.

And What's Your Mother's Maiden Name?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

dentity theft can be accomplished as simply as someone getting information from your charge receipt or stealing your credit card. But, as more safeguards have been implemented, thieves have become more sophisticated.

8 Ways You Could Get Hacked on Your Summer Vacation

Rohit Sethi | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Rohit Sethi

Now that it's June, many consumers are making plans for that big summer getaway. But few realize that the risk of identity theft goes up when traveling -- in fact, just booking your next trip online, especially during peak travel periods, can also put you at risk.

Consumer Reports Got It Dangerously Wrong on Identity Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

These risks are very real. Identity theft continues to morph and evolve in complexity and gains even greater traction with more organized criminal enterprises as their crime of choice. So you can imagine my frustration when I read the article in Consumer Reports.

Hurricane Sandy, You Got My Home, but Not My Identity

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Like millions of Americans, I was hammered by Hurricane Sandy. The home that I own on the New Jersey shore was obliterated by the storm. It is nothing but a pile of rubble. Gone. While I have 30 years of memories, there is nothing left but the memories. It is incredibly painful.

The Threat From Within

Cyrus Vance | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Cyrus Vance

ID theft happens everywhere in every type of company. In order for this to be avoided, companies need to review what protections and safeguards they have in place to protect this data from theft, and carefully vet employees who have access to it.

Beware of Identity Foist

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Reading a warning about identity theft, I had an epiphany: I could foist my identity on an unsuspecting cyber criminal. Perhaps Boris in Odessa. This way I could avoid the legal fees of personal bankruptcy. My mother's maiden name is Connell.

6 Easy Ways to Deter Identity Theft

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Identity theft has more far-reaching consequences than simply tarnishing our name; it can cause the financial system to turn on us by saddling us with debt that we did not incur! Here are six easy ways to deter identity theft.

Senior 'Surfers' Vulnerable to Internet Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Alderman

Even the most tech-savvy among us sometimes fall prey to online scammers, so if your parents or grandparents have recently taken the online plunge, here are some safety tips you can share.