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.
Now more than ever, it’s time to tighten up your cybersecurity. Identity thieves can use malicious malware to steal your personal information.
Here are some do’s and don’ts to stay better protected.
Yahoo announced that ALL user accounts – 3 billion – were breached in 2013. The hackers obtained valuable personal information that doesn’t change. Helping our ScoreSense® members protect their credit information is our top priority.
If your head is spinning trying to discern the differences between a fraud alert, security freeze/credit freeze, a credit lock – you are not alone.
Hackers used the Equifax breach to gain a treasure trove of personal information in order to assume the identities of 143 million Americans. Credit and identity monitoring is the best frontline defense in the battle against ID thieves.
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting bureaus in the nation, disclosed a massive data breach had occurred that potentially affects 143 million Americans – nearly two-thirds of the adult U.S. population.
Medical records theft is the fastest growing form of identity theft. Medical records are highly susceptible to threats and fraudulent activity as they contain extremely valuable personal, credit and protected health information all in one place.