How to avoid tax scams
Dec03

How to avoid tax scams

Handling your taxes every year can be stressful. There are often many forms to complete and documents that must be provided. All of this should be done in the appropriate time frame, too. Of course, scammers know this and work to exploit the stress and distraction of regular people by conducting tax scams. This type of scam is often designed to exploit people’s fear of the IRS or incurring tax-related debts. There are two broad types...

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2018 Credit Monitoring Services Reviews
Dec03

2018 Credit Monitoring Services Reviews

What Is a Credit Monitoring Service? Credit monitoring services regularly monitor your credit history and notify you when something changes. It will alert you, usually daily or weekly, to changes in your credit – helping you to stop the theft before it gets out of control. This is especially important if an identity thief opens a new account in your name. Alerts are usually sent via email, phone, or text. New account fraud...

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Identity theft scams: How to spot and avoid them
Nov26

Identity theft scams: How to spot and avoid them

Fraud and scams are costing Americans over a billion dollars every year. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports over $1.4 billion was lost in 2017 alone. Many scams used to be carried out through the mail, newspapers and over the phone. People have been defrauded of their money through identity theft for as long as there’s been identity papers. While analog scams do continue to occur, the majority of fraud attempts now...

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Fraud Alert | Learn How

Putting a fraud alert on your credit file is one of the first things you should do if you suspect someone is trying to open credit accounts in your name. It might be something you want to do, even if you don’t think identity theft is an immediate threat. Realize, however, that it’s a fairly weak solution as it only “asks” creditors to consider being more cautious when opening new accounts in your name. If...

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