Identity theft

Learn about Identity Theft and the steps you can take to help prevent it!

Has someone stolen your bank card information?

Has someone stolen your bank card information? This can be done several ways through Stealing your wallet Copying your card info at a restaurant or bar Online transactions But today let’s look at retail shopping. Were you part of the whole crazy Target/Home Depot/”Insert Retailer name here” skimming bank card/credit […]

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3 Things To Do After Your Email was Stolen from Home Depot

Here’s the email I just got this evening from Home Depot. Like I didn’t already have enough problems with my credit card info being stolen. Sure, you could just create a new email and start fresh, but no one wants to do that. Here are three easy things you can […]

“Do I Need to Give Out My Zip Code?”

No. The short answer is “No.” The long answer is “Hell, no.” Do you value your privacy or at least what’s left of it? Don’t give your zip code to the clerk at a retail store. It’s comes down to crack marketing. You know how it is. Clerk asks for your zip […]

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Does a Good Security Question even Exist?

We’re all familiar with security questions and answers. They inundate our lives every time you set up a new account. Many of us will probably have a major brain fade about the whole thing eventually. Good thing passwords can be reset by answering a few simple questions to verify your identity. […]

When’s the Last Time You Pulled Your Credit Report?

When’s the last time you pulled your credit report? Have you ever pulled your credit report? We all know that we should look at our report regularly for identity theft purposes and to correct errors. Right? We think about it – but how many of us actually follow through? You are ENTITLED […]


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Identity Theft by Friends and Family? Happy Holidays!

It’s the holidays, a time of giving & sharing. Family and friends. Neighbors stopping by. Fa, la, la la la – lalalala. Did you know that relatives & friends are a large component to identity theft? Yo what? Knocks your jingle bells off doesn’t it?? It did mine! In 2012, […]

Fight Back and Prevent Internet Scams!

We all have the potential to fall for them and become victims. They take the form of online scams, mail solicitation and people actually knocking on your door. The one fact they all have in common is they can be prevented. Scammers don’t discriminate when trying to steal information. They […]

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Keeping Track of What’s Really in Your Wallet

Everyone loves that popular Capital One catch phrase, but do you really know “What’s really in your wallet”? There are quite a lot of things in your wallet you really don’t need. If your wallet is stolen, the more you carry means the more susceptible you become to identity theft. […]