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.
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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.
Maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge, especially in America – the land where plastic fuels the retail industry. Yes, we all know the temptation to buy that unattainable item. And most of the time, we create our own debt. But what happens when an ex-spouse takes control of your identity and places red marks on your credit report?
What if credit cards worked for you instead of against you? That’s the idea with MasterCard’s inControl – a new consumer service that grants cardholders the ability to set spending limits and receive real-time updates of their accounts and information.
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.