Tag Archives: Credit history

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft happens. It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life. But there are certain steps you can take to help keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Every day, you do things to protect what’s most important … Continue reading

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Check Your Credit for Free

Shopping for a car? Applying for a job? Look for a home? Or just getting your financial house in order? Then it’s time to check your credit report. Good news– it’s free. The law entitles you to one free copy … Continue reading

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Criminal Identity Theft can happen to Anyone

Criminal identity theft occurs when a criminal fraudulently identifies himself to police as another individual at the point of arrest. The charges may then be placed under the victim’s name. Often the victims of Criminal Identity Theft do not find … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Victim of Identity Theft?

A SSN that has never been used is gold for thieves, since there is no connection between TransUnion, Experian, Equifax and Innovis to the Social Security Administration. The first time a SSN, Child’s name and birthday are connected together, at … Continue reading

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Do you have the Most Effective Tool to Protect Your Financial Identity?

Credit Freeze / Security Freeze Freezing your credit is one of the best ways to protect yourself. It will prevent potential creditors, insurers, and others who do not have an existing account or business relationship with you from obtaining or … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Identity in 2012

1. Never put your non-public information online. (Facebook Profile) Assume a criminal can see and read everything you put on Facebook. 2. Do not store documents with personal information online. (Google Docs) Beware: Social Security numbers available online via indexed … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Private Identity

Few things can get me angrier than adults who mess with children. There are the obvious age old crimes, but let’s look at a new one – your child’s privacy. On July 12th the FTC and the Department of Justice’s … Continue reading

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