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Physical Credit Card Theft Still a Concern

by ITRC

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With all of the attention that online identity theft, cyber crime, and corporate hacking have received lately, it’s easy to forget that one of the easiest ways to steal a lot of money from you is with simple credit card theft, often due to a lost or stolen wallet. One recent case involved a taxi driver who used the contents of a wallet one of his passengers left in his cab. … Continue Reading

Timeshare resellers & quick-money promises

by Federal Trade Commission

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Con artists are adept at selling — or selling you on — just about anything. When it comes to timeshare resale services, they may claim to have a buyer for your property. Or that they can sell your place quickly and for a good price. But first, you’ll have to pay a hefty fee. … Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about a Credit Freeze

by Robert Siciliano

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A credit freeze locks down your credit report so lenders can’t see your scores, making your credit/SSN useless to them because they don’t know their risk level.

If thieves get ahold of your ID, they can’t get credit in your name as long as your credit is frozen. … Continue Reading

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Promises here today, gone tomorrow

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