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You’re More Likely to Become A Victim of ID Theft If You Do This…

Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year? Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which a thief steals key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security number or driver's license number,...

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People with the Highest Chances of Becoming ID Theft Victims

Original post by Identity Guard After data breaches in 2017 that potentially exposed millions of people's information, identity theft has risen to the top of the worry list for many people. While the long-term effects of last year's breaches are still developing,...

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Your Social Security at Risk - This Major Online Theft May Hit 143 Million Americans

It's no exaggeration. A recent data breach at Equifax, a major U.S. credit-reporting company, has left the personal information of 143 mill...

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What Really Happens When You Hit 'Delete'?

Don't you sometimes wish that life had a DELETE button? You say something stupid to your spouse, just hit delete. You burp in front of the CEO, just hit delete.

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Phishing Scams: Don't Click that Link!

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Stay Smart About Smartphone Privacy

In 2015 it's safe to assume that anything you do on your smartphone, and any information you store, has the potential of being tracked.

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The Age of Data Breaches Part 2: Shop Safe Online & Off

Help yourself avoid the stress and cost of identity theft by making smart choices when shopping online or at a store. In Part One of The Age of Data Breaches, we offered some general ways to keep your da...

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What is Online Identity Theft?

What is Online Identity Theft? Online identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information (name, Social Security number, credit card information, etc.) for financial gain and other highly illegal purposes.

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