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How to Fight Back Against Phone Scammers

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and today we’re offering some strategies to fight back against phone scammers. Have you ever received a phone call from someone who is trying to sell you something or that you won a trip to

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Posted in DOs and DON'Ts, How to Guides, Identity theft, Scams

‘Tis the Season! ….for fraud

“This can’t be happening to me,” I thought to myself while listening to the voice on the other end of the phone line. My banker proceeded to say that someone had attempted to use my card in Pennsylvania to purchase

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Posted in Identity theft

Twitter Thursday: Preventing Fraud During Holiday Shopping

Black Friday Charges

Each week we participate in a Twitter Chat hosted by Experian to discuss important financial topics. This week’s topic: Smart Ways to Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season. We offer our tips to avoid fraud, scams and identity theft while holiday

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Credit, Identity theft, Overspending, Scams

How to Minimize the Potential for Identity Theft

Identity theft can literally happen to anyone. From children and teens to adults and seniors, no one is 100% protected from being scammed. However, there are ways that you can minimize the possibility of being a victim of identity theft.

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Posted in Identity theft, Scams

What to do after the Equifax Data Breach

Equifax security breach

If you haven’t yet heard, Equifax – one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies – was hacked. Hackers took people’s names, SSN, birthdates, addresses, and some credit card numbers were stolen as well. Verify if You Were Affected Visit

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Identity theft
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