Tax identity theft has become a multibillion-dollar payday for cyberthieves. Here’s a Q & A to help you understand tax identity theft and ways to protect yourself.
Retailers have grabbed the lion’s share of data breach headlines in the first half of 2018. Macy’s, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Kmart, Sears and Under Armour all suffered breaches in which the personal data of their customers was hacked or exposed. Here’s a look at notable security breaches thus far.
Hackers claim they have 5 million credit card and debit card numbers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.
Identity fraud had a banner year in 2017, ensnaring an all-time high of 16.7 million U.S. victims and financial losses topping $16.8 billion. Also highlighted: the ways in which this new breed of identity thief operates.
Cyberthieves took the theft of U.S. consumers’ personal information to record levels in 2017. A ScoreSense® membership will allow you to regularly review your credit reports and scores – and alert you to changes in your credit file and suspicious activity involving your personal information.
In 2017, cyberthieves found treasure troves of Americans’ personal data in financial services, healthcare, social media companies and government agencies. The prevalence of breaches illustrates the importance of identity protection and credit monitoring.
December was chosen to shine a light on identity theft because it’s prime time for thieves to do their “shopping”, too. Here are some tips to help you fight ID theft year-round.