Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

Nobody ever really expects to lose their wallet or have it stolen, but alas, it does happen. Misplacing a wallet or purse can be very frustrating, but the last thing you want is to lose things that can make the situation much worse. You may not think twice about having the following things on you […]

Becoming a victim of identity theft or a money scam can easily turn your finances into a complete mess. Your credit score can be ruined, and you may even lose money as a result of a scam. The good news is that a lot of cases of identity theft can be avoided, but awareness is […]

Becoming a victim of identity theft or a money scam can easily turn your finances into a complete mess. Your credit score can be ruined, and you may even lose money as a result of a scam. The good news is that a lot of cases of identity theft can be avoided, but awareness is […]

Have you noticed an incorrect charge on your most recent credit card statement? Whether the amount is incorrect, or the charge is completely unauthorized, it can be frustrating to deal with such an error. Sometimes, it’s an honest mistake on the merchant’s part—other times, it may be fraud, especially if your credit card information got […]

The option to freeze a credit report has been made available to consumers as a way to stop a credit reporting bureau from releasing your personal credit information and history without your permission. Commonly known as a security freeze, this is usually done when a consumer suspects that he or she is at a high […]

Certain types of insurance policies can be a wise investment and can help prevent you from substantial financial loss later on down the road—not to mention, some types of insurance are required by law. But what types of policies are the ones you might be able to avoid purchasing completely? The following are some types […]

The following are some types of insurance you might not need at all: Identity theft insurance These days, the possibility of having your identity stolen is a valid concern, but you still might not need an insurance policy that exclusively protects against such an incident. For the same reason that credit card fraud insurance is […]

Software can be pricy, and for that reason, some people don’t bother with installing anti-virus protection on their computers. But protecting the information on your computer is very important, especially if you have any financial information stored, if you pay any of your bills online, or if you ever do any online shopping. But who […]

  Whenever you use your credit or debit card at a retailer, you put that information at risk should there ever be a data breach. One recent example of a major data breach that made headlines was the Target data breach, when information was stolen from at least 40 million customers. What can you do […]

With no interest rates or credit card fees to worry about, it seems that using a debit card is the ideal way to shop online, but this could actually be an unsafe practice. Disadvantages of debit card use online include: Merchant disputes If you are unsatisfied with your merchandise or something goes wrong, you will […]