Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Why You Don’t Need LifeLock Identity Theft Protection

Many people worry their identity may be stolen at some point in their life. With the constant credit card breaches from major retailers constantly in the news, the risk has become even scarier to most people. However, is it really … Continue reading

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If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS,) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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How You Helped a Russian Hacking Ring Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

This week Hold Security shared disturbing news that a small circuit of Russian hackers has collected over a billion usernames, passwords and other information which can be used to steal identities, and commit theft. The company, based in Milwaukee, is … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Has Its BBB Rating Fall Due to FTC Settlement

The Credit Karma settlement with the FTC seems to have hurt its Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. While many of its competitors have a rating of “A” or “A+” with the BBB, Credit Karma only has a “B” rating. This … Continue reading

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LifeLock Says Those Getting Married Are Eight Times More Likely to Experience Identity Theft

Getting married or having a child should be a wonderfully happy time where you shouldn’t have to worry about others taking advantage of you, but that’s exactly what a lot of scam artists do. A survey conducted earlier this year … Continue reading

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Are Credit Karma and LifeLock Safe? Their Recent Mobile App Vulnerabilities Should Concern You

In order to keep track of different aspects of their finances, many people are turning to third-party websites. A good example of this would be Credit Karma, which offers free credit scores and credit monitoring to those who sign up … Continue reading

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LifeLock Junior Child Identity Theft Protection Review

We have noted that LifeLock isn’t a scam, but it’s also something you really don’t need. The problem with all identity theft protection plans is they can’t actually protect your identity from being stolen. All they can do is help … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame Offers Free Identity Theft Protection to Target Data Breach Victims

When Target exposed credit card information of 70 million of its customers, one of the things they did was to offer them one year of free credit monitoring. For the Target customers that wanted to take advantage of the free … Continue reading

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Did Credit Sesame Just Make LifeLock Obsolete?

Earlier this month, Credit Sesame launched a free identity theft protection service. In doing so, they were able to accomplish a couple of things. First, they were able to differentiate themselves from competitors like Credit Karma and Quizzle, both of … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame Launches Free Identity Theft Protection Service

Credit Sesame launched a new, free Identity Protection service today which we knew was coming. We now have some more details about this new service. Credit Sesame hopes adding identity theft protection to their suite of other no-cost services will … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame to Offer Free Identity Theft Protection

Credit Sesame is planning to launch a no cost identity theft protection service later this month. Best known for offering free credit scores, this is a move that makes sense with the increasing competition in the free credit score market. … Continue reading

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Is LifeLock a Scam and Do You Need It?

With more and more news stories of credit card theft, people begin to look for ways to protect themselves. One company that they will likely come across in their search is Lifelock and many wonder, “Is Lifelock a scam?” The … Continue reading

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10 Advantages of Keeping All of Your Accounts at One Financial Institution

Last week I wrote a piece about the advantages of keeping accounts at multiple financial institutions. The benefits range from having fall back money if one account is compromised to taking advantage of the strengths of certain types of banks. … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Get a Free Credit Report

Did you know that many people don’t actually know how to obtain a credit report? More importantly, some of them don’t even know why they should check their credit report each year. Credit reports help prove your credit worthiness to … Continue reading

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20 Ways to Protect Your Financial Information

In this day and age, you have to guard against people who want to steal your financial information. Thieves want your credit card numbers, bank account information, and even your retirement accounts. Heck, thieves are even filing tax returns under … Continue reading

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Does Identity Theft Increase If You Sign Petitions?

I was recently in San Diego for a conference when I heard a commercial on the radio discouraging people for signing petitions to try and place measures on upcoming ballots because doing so would leave signers open to identity theft. … Continue reading

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Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University: Week 5

This week’s lecture was about credit reports, credit reporting bureaus, identity theft, and collection agencies. Quite a scattering of topics. The first part of the class was on credit scores and credit bureaus. Dave makes the point that a FICO … Continue reading

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Avoid Being A Victim of Theft

Each of us has a personal reason for saving money. I very much doubt that any of us does so just to be able to brag about having died with the most money in the bank. Whether you are frugal … Continue reading

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Never Pay Someone to Protect Your Identity

You’ve probably seen the ads for LifeLock, an identity theft protection service, where the CEO gives out his Social Security number and claims that he can do that because he has such confidence in his company’s ability to protect his … Continue reading

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