The Blackphone and Other Mobile Privacy Technologies That Can Protect Your Information

As a teenager, you may have heard your parents tell you more than once that just because your friends are doing something, doesn't always make it a good idea. When it comes to making purchases...

How Secure is Your Email?

If an outsider were to gain access to your email account, he or she could use the information stored within it to abuse your identity.

Three Scenarios Where You Should Ask How Your Personal Information Is Protected

The personal information you provide to healthcare providers, insurance companies, car dealerships, and small businesses can leave you vulnerable to identity theft.

Educational Apps May Put Student Information at Risk

Students' privacy may be at risk from educational apps and programs that collect their data, as both could be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Protect Your Device: Apps that Can Help Your Android Mobile and Tablet Security

As more of our daily activities — banking, email, password storage, and more – are conducted on smartphones, it is crucial to diligently protect against any attacks on those devices.

Tax Coalition Works to Halt Surge in Tax-Based Identity Theft

A standing alliance comprised of the IRS, state tax administrators, and private firms announced recently that sweeping reforms will be implemented industry-wide to help protect taxpayers against...

ATMs Still a Huge Target for Fraudsters

For the millions of consumers who use ATMs to make cash withdrawals, swiping their debit cards might also mean having their account numbers swiped by criminals preying on card data.

FTC Launches New Website for Victims of Identity Theft and Data Breaches

It's hard to believe that shopping for toilet paper and a pair of earrings or grabbing an iced coffee on your way into the office can result in your identity being stolen. Unfortunately,...

Javelin Report Finds Significant Differences in Identity Fraud Cases

Although the number of identity fraud victims fell by 3 percent in 2014, consumers still face significant risk, according to a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research.

When Identity Theft Ruins Your Vacation

Traveling—for business or pleasure, at home or abroad—can put you at risk for identity theft.
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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.

ID Theft Roundup

Here are four stories of identity theft from around the web that may not have made your radar.

"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.