The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and other advocacy groups have tracked data breaches, identity theft, scams and fraud for years. However, it is difficult to identify the geographic patterns to these crimes.
The Identity Danger of Typos
A single typo can come back to haunt you online, as scammers purchase like-sounding domain names in order to trap unsuspecting users.
Experian Credit Report: Disputing Mistakes and Suspicious Findings
For years, consumers have been encouraged to monitor their credit reports annually in order to stay on top of their credit and financial security.
Tech recycling has been a major environmental and security focus in recent years as consumers discard old computers, outdated cell phones, and other devices.
If your legitimate tax return is rejected for being a duplicate—meaning someone has already filed a return in your name—the Federal Trade Commission and the IRS are ready to help you take the next steps.