Fraud & Identity Theft

Explore ways to better protect your information, plus the warning signs of fraud and identity theft, and what to do if you believe your identity has been stolen.

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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What to Know About Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Unemployment insurance fraud can place additional strain on struggling Americans. Here are some ways to recognize fraud and help keep yourself better protected.

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Identity Theft of Children in Foster Care

Foster children are highly susceptible to identity theft. One way to better protect their personal data is to detect and remove inaccurate and/or inconsistent account information from their credit reports. Read for more information.
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[Video] What Are Phishing and Smishing?

What are phishing and smishing and how can you avoid falling victim? Click here to learn more about how to spot phishing scams and how to protect yourself with help from Equifax!

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How to Lock Your Social Security Number

Learn how to lock your Social Security number (SSN). Read more about what a Social Security number lock is and how to deal with a compromised SSN.

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What Is Identity Theft Insurance?

Identity theft insurance can help you recover from some costs related to identity theft. But what is identity theft insurance, how much does it cost and why is it worth it?

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What Is Unemployment Identity Theft?

Learn about unemployment identity theft, how it occurs and how to help prevent it.

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What Is Synthetic Identity Theft?

Synthetic identity theft is one of the many forms of identity theft. Learn what it is and how to better protect yourself.

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What is Medical Identity Theft?

Medical identity theft can be a threat to anybody. Protect yourself by learning about examples of medical ID theft, how it occurs and how to prevent it.

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Identity Theft Protection for Seniors

Learn about how seniors can help protect themselves from identity theft.

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What Is Employment Identity Theft?

Employers and employees alike should know how employment identity theft works—and how to protect against its damaging effects. Learn how to identify when theft happens and what steps you can take to better protect your personal and financial information.

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How to Protect Yourself from Social Security Number Identity Theft

Your Social Security number can be an identity theft target. Here’s how you can help protect yourself and your Social Security number.

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