Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

For smaller purchases and everyday transactions, many people don’t put too much thought into whether they should use a debit card or a credit card. But since your debit card is linked to your bank account and may not offer the same level of protection as a credit card, there are certain instances in which […]

For smaller purchases and everyday transactions, many people don’t put too much thought into whether they should use a debit card or a credit card. But since your debit card is linked to your bank account and may not offer the same level of protection as a credit card, there are certain instances in which […]

Whether you’re going on a long trip or just a short getaway, it can be easy to overlook the financial aspects of your travels, especially once you’re already on vacation. Even just one vacation can wreak havoc on your credit if you aren’t careful, but the following tips can help you protect your credit the […]

It’s more critical than ever to select a good password for your financial accounts, email, Wi-Fi network, and anything else that entails a secured login. Many people depend on the web for many important daily tasks, like paying bills, taking care of business matters, and so much more. With a lot at risk these days […]

  Although financial fraud occurs all throughout the country, the following were the ten states with the most reports of financial fraud in 2013: Maryland Reports per 100,000 population: 667.7Identity theft reports per 100,000: 95.5 Total amount of financial fraud reports: 39,582 A great deal of financial fraud reports in Maryland in 2013 were related […]

  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported that in 2013, there were more than 2 million reported cases of financial fraud. Approximately 14% of all financial fraud reports were identity theft, making it the most common, and the remainder of reports being miscellaneous financial fraud cases. Some of these cases include fraudulent debt collection […]

Have you ever received an email from what appeared to be a financial institution that you do business with (for example, your bank), but it was actually an attempt from a third party to obtain your login information? This is known as a “phishing” attack. Falling victim to a phishing attack can result in tremendous […]

Losing a wallet—or even worse, having it stolen—can be a true nightmare. After all, most of us keep very important things in our wallet, and the consequences can be disastrous if it falls into the wrong hands. Although a lost or stolen wallet will always be a major inconvenience (at the very least), there are […]

Identity theft can turn your world completely upside down, and many victims will say they never saw it coming. Scam artists can be crafty and sneaky, so the more alert you are, the less likely you are to become another victim. This article highlights some of the top scams that identity thieves commonly use. Phishing […]

Identify theft can be a scary thing. Not only can it leave a victim feeling completely violated, but it can wreak havoc on the unsuspecting person’s credit record. The damage that results from identity theft can make it difficult to open new lines of credit, be approved for a mortgage or car loan, rent an […]