Tag: identity theft

If you've ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you've won a free prize, you're not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.

Many of the...

When it’s award season in Hollywood, being #1 is what it’s all about. But in other settings, there’s nothing admirable about coming in first. For the thirteenth consecutive year, identity theft is at the top of the FTC’s list of consumer...

There’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your computer from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Start by keeping your computer software up-to-date.

Tax season is here. It’s time to get your files and forms in order. You may be well-versed in W-2s and 1099’s, but do you know that an identity thief can mess up your tax files or even get to your tax refund before you can file for it?

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This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way why she should care about her identity.

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

If your credit, ATM, or debit card is lost or stolen, federal law limits your liability for unauthorized charges. Your protection against unauthorized charges depends on the type of card — and when you report the loss.

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Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security...

An identity thief may steal your Social Security number and sell it, or use the number to get a job or other benefits.

Reporting Misuse Applying for a New Number or Replacement Card Reporting Misuse

If you know your Social Security...

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