Family Identity Theft: What to Do if a Relative Steals Your Identity

November 29th, 2018

Fraud in the Family Identity theft among family members, also known as “familiar fraud,” is unfortunately a common source of how someone’s identity is stolen. In 2014, approximately 550,000 victims of identity theft and fraud said it was done by someone they knew. Sometimes it’s a matter of unauthorized credit card charges by a family […]

How to Avoid and Report Charity Scams

October 24th, 2018

After tragedy strikes or during the holiday season, you may feel inclined to donate to a charity that you want to support. Scammers know that people will be more determined to donate to charities at this time, and so they create fake charities in order to feed off the generosity of others. They will then […]

Identity Theft vs Credit Card Fraud: What Are They and How to Protect Yourself

August 21st, 2018

Identity theft and credit card fraud have devastating outcomes if you’re the victim. However, many consumers don’t know the difference between the two crimes. This guide defines what identity theft and credit card fraud are and how you can protect yourself from damages. What is Identity Theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your identifying […]

How Your Identity is Stolen: Dumpster Diving

July 11th, 2018

Identity theft has made headlines in the recent years after news reports about consumers’ private information being vulnerable after data breaches at large companies. It can result in false debt, credit report errors, being denied credit or loan amounts, and so much more. When you first think of the phrase “identity theft,” you may picture […]