identity theft

“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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identity theft

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, […]

Credit Text Message Anyone?

  There is no reason not to know what’s going on in your credit card account. Almost all companies have optional text reminders that can help you. Of course, it’s sometimes a little scary or depressing to know exactly what’s going on in your account, but knowledge is power! Until […]


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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. […]