Active Duty Alert

If you are on active duty or in the process of becoming active duty, you may want to look into placing an Active Duty Alert on your credit report. This alert lasts for one year but can be renewed. Placing this … [Read more...]

Dangers of Public WiFi

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If you think you are safe to use public WiFi, think again. You could end up revealing your private information if you are not careful. Criminals can hack into public WiFi that is not secured with a password or even worse, … [Read more...]

Gas Pump Skimming

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Javelon reported 66% of identity thefts involve an existing credit card or debit account. Credit card skimming at gas pumps contributes to this statistic and is a growing problem. Thieves install a skimmer on the card … [Read more...]

Smartphone Safety

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What would you do if someone stole your smartphone? Would they have access to your bank accounts or social media information? 90% of Americans have a cell phone, according to a recent study by Pew Research, leaving most … [Read more...]

Child ID Theft

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A 2012 report from ITAC states 2.5% of US households with minors 18 and under have experienced child identity theft, with 27% having known the thief. All an identity thief needs is a social security number and they can … [Read more...]