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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the talk of the town, literally. The CFPB paid a visit to downtown…
Identity theft happens all too frequently. A few careless mistakes with your personal information and you could be in the clutches of an ID thief. How do you prevent identity theft and fraud from happening to you? Here are 10 steps to safeguard your personal information and make sure ne’er do wells don’t snatch your credit identity.
Between the congressional budget drama, debt ceiling deadlines, S&P credit rating downgrades and the fed funds rate announcement, it’s almost dizzying to try to understand what all of this economic activity means for your wallet. The best thing you can do is get back to basics and make sure your finances are ready to weather any financial storm. We cover five personal finance basics that you should always make sure are in order.
he holiday spirit seems to conjure up the criminal spirit too, as the holidays often see a spike in the amount of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With more people shopping online, the increased pool of victims seems to lure out identity thieves right along with those out for a shopping spree. Since you are at more risk during the holiday season than you are at other times of the year, take some necessary precautions to further protect your identity, your credit and your money.
Millions of Americans fall prey to identity theft each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). When you get the frightening call or become aware that you are one of these victims, it’s important to spring into action quickly to correct the damage that’s been done and prevent further damage.
A first-grade teacher at the Dayspring Academy in Port Richey recently made headlines after she taught her class of six and seven-year-olds the basics of personal finance. How long has it been since a teacher made the news for doing something both productive and legal? Carmen Johnson explained, “It’s just a matter of how you show them. A lot of times they’ll understand.”
If you haven’t had your identity stolen, you probably know someone who has. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. It’s a growing problem, affecting 11.1 million adults in the United States just last year. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself.
One of the most common and detrimental errors that consumers make in regard to their credit score may also be the most innocent mistake of all. Without even realizing that they are doing anything wrong, millions of Americans each year inadvertently sink their credit scores by a significant amount just by applying for credit cards and loans.
Quizzle announced today the launch of a new identity theft tool that will help users locate and eliminate personal information found on the Internet. Identity theft is a growing concern that affected 11.1 million Americans in 2009 alone, according to a recent survey by Javelin Strategy & Research. This issue is poised to increase, as access to personal information on the Internet continues to grow.