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6 Steps for Handling Credit Card Fraud

If you pay your credit card bills every month without fully reviewing your statements, you could be missing signs of credit card fraud. Sometimes it’s a standalone crime, but many times it can be one of the early signs of identity theft. Either way, it’s important to spot it quickly and take action to remedy the situation. Here’s what to do i...


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Learn the Warning Signs of Child Identity Theft

It’s challenging enough to stay vigilant about protecting your own identity. But if you have children, you need to actively protect their identity, too. In fact, a Carnegie Mellon University study says children are actually 51 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen. And when it happens, it can take years to become aware of ch...


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After the Equifax Breach—What to Do Now

UPDATE: In late July, 2019, Equifax announced a settlement that gives affected consumers the choice of a one-time cash payment (amount to be determined) OR free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. To find out if your information was affected and to file a claim, visit equifaxbreachsettlement.com/file-a-claim *** By now, ...