A Guide to Freezing Your Credit

If you've taken steps to recover from identity theft but are worried you could still be vulnerable, you may want to consider placing a freeze on your credit.

How You Can Recover from Tax Identity Theft

You could become a victim of tax identity theft and not even know it until you file your taxes or apply for a mortgage. Unraveling the mess can take time, as Joe Duda discovered after his tax...

Four Ways Hackers Can Install Malware on Your Mobile Device

When hackers infect mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, with malware, their goal is often to gain control over these devices. The hackers then can steal financial information or...

Protecting Your Identity When Traveling Abroad

While travelers commonly focus on saving money for their big getaway and planning their activities down to the hour, they don't often consider preparing for the high risk of identity theft.

Nine Tips for Protecting Against Identity Theft on Spring Break

It's spring break season again. Before you head out for vacation, craft an identity protection plan that can help keep your sensitive personal information safe while you're traveling.

How to Help Prevent Tax Identity Theft This Tax-Filing Season

Tax-related identity theft is any theft of information involving a tax return, according to the IRS. Refund fraud is the most common, with thieves filing fraudulent claims using stolen identifying...

Three Ways to Protect Yourself from Farcing on Social Media

How many of your social media contacts are people that you trust? Most likely, the more online friends you have, the more "friends" you don't really know. That could spell trouble...

How Do I Keep My Child Safe Online?

If your child is using free applications on the Internet, such as those used to play games or connect with friends, his or her sensitive personal information could be at risk. That's because...

Seven Identity Theft Resolutions for the New Year

Identity theft protection may have taken a back seat during your busy holiday season, but with the new year comes the opportunity to reassess your identity protection plan.

What You Wear Could Help Protect your Personal Information

There are a lot of ways to help protect your sensitive personal information—shredding your bank statements and refusing to share your Social Security number, for example—but what if...
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Medical Identity Theft

Protect yourself from medical identity theft. Learn how to detect and prevent your personal identity from being used for unauthorized medical services.

Identity Theft Tops IRS List of Tax Scams

Identity theft may be one of the last things on your mind as you prepare to file your taxes before the April 15 deadline. However, tax fraud through identity theft is this year's most common...

"How can I Prevent Identity Theft?"

Hear From Experts: Learn what you can do today to help protect your identity

Common Questions

What is identity theft? How do criminals use your personal information against you? Find out here.

4 Warning Signs of Identity Theft

Detect identity fraud and help protect yourself from identity theft by learning four easy identity theft warning signs. Stay alert and monitor your credit report for potential identity theft signals.