Archive for Identity Theft

Recent College Graduates are New Target in Identity Theft Acts

Applying for loans, consolidating student loans and opening credit cards are some of the most common activities that can become sources of identity theft. According to a current article on the Equifax finance blog, “Graduated This Year? Your Identity May Be At Risk,” recent college graduates have become the new target in identity theft acts. [Read More]

August 28, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

Seven Steps to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft This Year

New Year’s resolutions can cover everything from health goals and lifestyle changes to travel and finance goals. With so many cases of identity theft and fraud being reported around the country, one of your resolutions for 2015 should be to protect yourself. The pros at IdentityProtection.com offer seven tips to ensure you’re protected in the [Read More]

January 30, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

Protect Yourself This Tax Season with These Tips

Beginning this month, the IRS will impose new limits on the number of refunds that can be deposited into an individual bank account in an effort to prevent identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), tax- and wage-related fraud was the most common type of identity theft reported from 2011 to 2013. Starting [Read More]

January 04, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Featured

Child Identity Theft: Red Flags and Prevention Tips

If your child is a minor, he or she shouldn’t have a credit report. After all, he or she can’t buy a home or car, open up a credit card or take out a loan. But, unfortunately, some children do have credit reports and it’s because a thief used their identity to take out some [Read More]

August 12, 2014 | Author: Amanda Winters | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured

Back to School Time Means Need for Added Identity Protection

School buses are back on their routes all around homes in Chicago, and schools are again full of minds eager to learn and participate. At back to school time, extracurricular activities like sports and clubs hold sign-ups for children who want to expand their minds and interests. But with activity sign-ups come paperwork that can [Read More]

August 08, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education, Featured

Secure Help with Recovering your Credit Ratings after Identity Theft

When it comes to identity theft protection, very little beats using best practices for safety and using the help of a protection service, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. When even the best protection is overcome, it can take months or years to recover your identity, good name and, possibly most importantly, your hard-earned credit [Read More]

July 03, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Featured, Insurance
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