Keep Online Transactions Safe

October 21, 2020

These days, many of us bank, communicate with healthcare providers and insurance companies, perform financial transactions, and shop via the Internet. This is convenient, but it also can put your personal information at risk if you’re not careful. Before you donate or throw away a computer, use a specially designed program to “wipe” the hard […]

What is Identity Theft?

October 21, 2020

According to Wikipedia, identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person’s name, and perhaps to the other person’s disadvantage or loss. The person whose identity has been assumed may suffer adverse consequences, especially if […]

Warning Signs of Identity Theft

October 21, 2020

According to Norton*, there are 9 warning signs of identity theft: Your bank statement doesn’t look right or your checks bounce – check your account regularly. If a transaction doesn’t look right, contact your financial institution immediately. You never know if someone might have access to your account. You see unfamiliar and unauthorized activity on […]

Place A Freeze on Your Credit Report*

October 21, 2020

What is a credit freeze? Also known as a security freeze, this free tool lets you restrict access to your credit report, which in turn makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. That’s because most creditors need to see your credit report before they approve a new account. […]

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