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Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World
Mon, 02/16/15 | 7 Comments
Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World

The string of data breaches last year were alarming. Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, and EBay all were hacked.
Serious stuff, but the damage was fairly limited to email addresses (at best) and credit card …

Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports
Tue, 02/10/15 | 6 Comments
Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports

In case you missed the quiet rollout, Credit Karma has doubled their free credit score and credit report offerings by adding free Equifax credit scores and reports. Had it not been for the Anthem hack …

One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity
Fri, 02/6/15 | 8 Comments
One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity

The country’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, just announced their database, with private information for all 80 million current and previous customers, was recently hacked. As an Anthem Blue Cross member, I am assuming that …

8 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Mail Identity Theft & Fraud
Mon, 05/7/12 | 7 Comments
8 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Mail Identity Theft & Fraud

In a world where thieves mug grandmas in grocery store parking lots to steal their purses, it’s no surprise that mail identity theft and mail fraud have become very prevalent.
Stop and think for a moment …

3 Credit Card Theft Scenarios you May not have Thought of
Mon, 04/23/12 | 2 Comments
3 Credit Card Theft Scenarios you May not have Thought of

Debit or credit card theft and fraud seems like an increasingly common occurrence these days. If it happens to your credit card, in most cases you are covered.
However, it can still a very stressful experience …

I Got Burgled! 10 Tips to Avoid Theft when Traveling Abroad
Wed, 06/2/10 | 9 Comments
I Got Burgled! 10 Tips to Avoid Theft when Traveling Abroad

While traveling to other countries it is very easy for ‘opportunistic’ locals to quickly distinguish you as a target….err….tourist. While on my recent trip to Peru I became a victim of theft, even after I …


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