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Identity Theft: What it is, What to Do

Being a victim of identity theft can be a frightening experience. Learn more about the warning signs of ID theft and what to do if you believe your identity has been stolen.

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Cybersecurity Awareness: Your Checkup Checklist

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and there's no better time to dedicate a few hours to check up on your cybersecurity settings.

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How Can I Better Protect Against Identity Theft?

While it may not be possible to completely protect yourself from identity theft, there are some steps you can take to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim. 

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Help Prevent ID Theft While Traveling: Your Packing List

Packing for vacation? Here's some things to consider bringing -- and leaving at home -- to help reduce your risk of identity theft.

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Teaching Your Kids About Internet Safety

You can begin educating kids about basic Internet safety even at an early age. Here's a guide to what to talk about with kids as they grow older.

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8 Facts About Security Freezes

A security freeze, also known as a credit freeze, is one tool you can use to help protect your personal information against fraud or identity theft. Learn more about freezing your credit reports.

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What is Phishing?

Don't take the phishing bait. Learn about some ways to make sure messages are legitimate before you click on a link or open an attachment.

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Password Safety: Are Yours Secure Enough?

Passwords are one of the most common ways hackers break into computers and steal personal data. Here are some suggestions for how to create strong passwords -- and storing all your passwords securely.

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Are You At Risk for Identity Theft?

Even the most careful consumers can fall victim to identity theft. But some of your habits may raise your risk. Here's a few to consider breaking.

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Helping Protect Seniors from Fraud and Identity Theft

Are the seniors in your life aware of fraud and identity theft risks? Here are some ways to educate them on steps they can take to help better protect themselves.

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Tax-Related ID Theft: A Primer

Learn what tax-related identity theft is; steps to take if you believe you're a victim; and how to help better protect yourself against tax-related identity theft.

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What to Do if You Lose Your Social Security Card

Your Social Security number is a key element of your identity, and is linked to your credit information. If you fear your Social Security card is lost or stolen, here are a few things you can do.

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Are My Children at Risk Of Identity Theft?

Children can be vulnerable to identity theft because they typically don't have credit reports -- meaning they are often a blank slate for fraudsters.

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Types of Identity Theft

Learn about the most common types of identity theft, and what you can do to better protect yourself against being a victim.

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Freezing Your Child's Credit Report: FAQ

A security freeze is one tool parents and legal guardians can use to restrict access to a minor dependent's credit report. Here are some commonly asked questions -- and answers.

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Lost Credit Card: 4 Things to Do

Can't find your credit card? Don't panic. Here's a quick list of four things to do if you've misplaced a credit or debit card.

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How Does Identity Theft Happen?

Identity thieves have gotten more sophisticated in their methods. The following includes some of the ways identity theft may happen.

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7 Things to Know About Fraud Alerts

Do you know what fraud alerts do, what types are available or how they work? Here are 7 things you might not know about fraud alerts.

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Fraud Alert, Security Freeze, and Credit Report Lock

Each can help you better protect your personal information, but they are not the same. Here's a closer look at how they function.

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