Category Archives: IdentityTheft

4 Reasons to Always Know Your Credit Score
Do you know what your credit score is? Are you afraid of what you might find? If you don’t know what your credit score is, you’re not alone.  Although your credit score isn’t a number that is readily in your face like your checking account balance, it is a number you should always know. Here are 4 reasons (plus 2 bonus ones!) why you should always...
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How To Prevent Identity Theft During the Holidays
Identity theft reports always rise during the holidays. Why? We are busy, distracted, and often caught up in a spirit of kindness and generosity. We let our guard down just a little… and that is all they need. Here are 6 recommendations to help you keep your identity safe this holiday season:

Pass on the new store card applications.

Sure, the 10% off your total purchase offer is attractive,...
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Child Identity Theft Hits 1 in 10 Families
Identity theft is nothing new. But with so much of our personal information stored electronically these days, and the recent rise of hacks and breaches, identity theft continues to be a growing concern. Of particular importance today is child identity theft.  A child's identity is very attractive to criminals because it provides a basically clean slate. They can take a child's social security number, link it to...
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