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.

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 your Social Security card is lost or stolen, here are a few things you can do.

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[Video] 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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New Scams Put Identity at Risk

What steps can you take to help better protect your identity from scams? These five things may help.

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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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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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