Tag "identity theft"

Military Families Main Target for Identity Theft

Members of a military family might not be under attack overseas, but their identities and bank accounts are taking cover here on their homeland. A 2013 Federal Trade Commission study found that military consumers reported identity theft at twice the rate of

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Identity Fraud Strikes a New Victim Every Two Seconds

The number of identity fraud victims jumped to 13.1 million in 2013, a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research finds. That’s an increase of 500,000 from 2012 and the second highest number of victims since Javelin began conducting its

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Tricky Holiday Scams to Avoid

The holidays bring out the worst in thieves, planning the right moment and the right situation to steal your money. The following four alerts will help you avoid holiday scams this shopping season.       1: Steer clear of

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4 Tips to Protect Your Credit During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is the holiday that prepares us for Black Friday, as we stuff ourselves with endless amounts of food and take long overdue naps which help us prepared for that rush when stores open at midnight. But don’t rush too

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Debit and Credit Card Fraud Increases

Credit card fraud affects nearly 10 percent of Americans and is the leading category of reported complaints to the CSN (Consumer Sentinel Network). A total of $5.55 billion worldwide has been collected in credit card fraud, ranking as one of

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