Tag Archives | Identity Theft

What to do if your wallet is stolen

Your stomach sinks as you realize your purse is no longer in the shopping cart where you left it. Or your wallet has vanished from your back pocket. It’s gone. Someone’s sticky, sneaky fingers invaded your personal space and now you’re left to clean up the mess. Your best bet is to act quickly. Here’s […]

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Preventing Identity Theft

The statistics are scary: An estimated 15.4 million consumers were hit with some kind of identity theft in 2016, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, up from 13.1 million the year before. Don’t let yourself join those alarming statistics! With the help of your social security number, a thief can steal your identity and wreak […]

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Keeping Your Electronic Gadgets Safe

Smartphones and computers make our lives oh-so-much easier. But they can be a gateway to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands. Here are a few tips to stay safe. PHONES: Back up its information regularly. Use a password so a thief can’t access your cell phone information or make calls. Use a strong password (NOT […]

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