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Don’t Forget To Take Advantage Of This COVID Freebie: Free Credit Reports

Here’s a freebie that every consumer should take advantage of before the offer expires. Major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are offering FREE credit reports every week to consumers through April 20, 2022 to help them ease any anxiety about their financial health resulting from the COVID crisis. Normally, free credit reports from each […]

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Not The Prize We Want To Win: Florida #1 State For Identity Theft & Fraud

This is definitely not the state prize we want to win. Personal finance website WalletHub just identified Florida as the #1 state for identity theft and fraud, based on average rankings on measures like identity theft complaints per capita, average amount of money lost in identity fraud cases, and fraud arrests per capita. Criminals did […]

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Traveling For Thanksgiving? Why You Need To Avoid Airport USB Charging Stations

It pays to be safe when you travel this Thanksgiving. The last thing you need is to catch some nasty malware that hijacks your phone or laptop and steals valuable data and passwords. That’s called “juice jacking” and can happen far too easily at the airport when you charge your devices by plugging into a USB […]

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Keeping It Safe: Credit Freezes Get More Chill

A major tool in combatting identity fraud just got cheaper. In fact, credit freezes are now totally free. Consumers victimized by identity fraud have long had the option of “freezing” their credit by contacting the big three credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – and telling them to restrict access to their credit file. […]

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Warning! Do You Know Which Online Tax Prep Services Could Be Putting Your Security At Risk?

If you use a free online tax prep service to file your tax returns, you could be at risk for identity fraud. Six out of 13 online tax prep services audited by the global nonprofit Online Trust Alliance failed cybersecurity tests, meaning they could be putting your privacy and security at risk if you use them […]

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Florida Leads In Identity Fraud

In the category of dubious distinctions, our state once again figures at the top of the charts. It seems that on a per capita basis, Florida leads the nation in identity theft. And within Florida, Miami is head and shoulders above the rest of the state in terms of the sheer number of identity fraud complaints. […]

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