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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

Protecting your children from identity theft

Even though you think it’s never going to happen to you, identity theft can happen to anyone – including your children. That’s a scary thought, but luckily you can take steps to prevent it. Here’s Shannon’s flashback Friday post with great

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Posted in How to Guides, Identity theft, Kids

What to do if you become a victim of identity theft

Here is information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and AARP on what to do if you become a victim of identity theft and how to protect yourself. Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. IdentityTheft.gov is a new tool

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