Monthly Archives: May 2011

Do you review bank, credit card and brokerage account statements within a few days of arriving to reconcile the balance and to check for unusual transactions?

Time is of the essence when you discover someone is fraudulently accessing your accounts, since your liability ends the moment you report unauthorized transactions. As talked about here on April 27th, your liability for debit / ATM cards is higher than … Continue reading

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DOD Removing Social Security Numbers from ID Cards

Beginning June 1, 2011 Social Security numbers will not be printed on new military identification cards. This is a very long time coming and should have been done a long time ago. The DOD started removing Social Security numbers from … Continue reading

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Do you check your credit report from each of the four credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, Trans Union & Innovis) annually to look for errors and evidence of identity theft?

The FTC says: ” Your credit report has information that affects whether you can get a loan and how much you will have to pay to borrow money. You want a copy of your credit report to: • make sure … Continue reading

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