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Is Your Kid Safe? How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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A child’s Social Security number and identity can be stolen just as easily as an adult’s. Thieves use their SSNs to open up bank accounts, apply for government benefits, and even rent a place to live. … Continue Reading

Finding a Contractor

by Federal Trade Commission

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Adding a room, renovating a basement, or doing some much-needed repairs? Finding a good contractor is important — a home improvement project gone wrong can cost you. A good ad isn’t proof a contractor does quality work. Find out for yourself. … Continue Reading

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

How to Prevent Summertime Scams

by Robert Siciliano

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Summertime is here…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. … Continue Reading

“Digital IQ Initiative”

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

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Is Your Kid Safe? How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

A child’s Social Security number and identity can be stolen just as easily as an adult’s. Thieves use their SSNs to open up bank accounts, apply for government benefits, and even rent a place to live. … Continue Reading

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