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Car safety does not just apply to how you drive. It also applies to what you leave behind. Our vehicles can often feel like a home away from home, especially for busy people with a lot on their plates. At any given time, your car might contain a change of clothes in your gym bag, […]

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Identity Theft Resource Center are teaming up for a very important public event on Twitter. International Fraud Awareness Week Nov 17-23 The two organizations have partnered to help consumers understand what is fraud, how to recognize a potential fraud attempt, and what to do about it. […]

Can you handle this? 👑 🐝 We’re excited to announce that we have switched our social media handles to @IDTheftCenter and we thought we’d drop the news like a Beyoncé album. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for tips to protect your identity, news regarding scams and data breaches, and upcoming events. Contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for […]

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Depending on where you live, your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft may increase, according to a new study by WalletHub. The study tracked three different avenues of this kind of crime and ranked each state by its prevalence in those areas. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were then assigned […]

One of the most baffling forms of identity theft and fraud is synthetic identity theft. This crime occurs when a would-be thief assembles an identity from stolen or assumed parts. It might be a name and birthdate gleaned from a computer record, an address made up on the spot, a Social Security number (SSN) concocted […]

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If you have been to the DMV recently, there is a possibility they are selling personal information that belongs to you to a third-party. You might not think of privacy when you think of a government-issued ID, but DMV privacy is a serious matter. For years, consumers have been cautioned about protecting their sensitive information […]

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At the Identity Theft Resource Center, we often receive a phone call from someone who has made the brave decision to remove themselves from a situation involving domestic violence and abuse, only to discover their abusers have stolen their identities. Whether these victims have physically left the shared residence or are still planning their escape, […]

Consumers have a new law in New York to thank for providing additional protection from identity theft and data breaches. The law, which was passed by the state legislature in June in response to the rash of record-breaking data breaches and updated regulations, spells out how companies must respond when a breach event occurs. The […]

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, people could begin filing Equifax claims for the recent data breach settlement, which included filing an Equifax breach settlement claim for a minor. In 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the world, announced they suffered a data breach. More than 148 million consumers’ identities had […]

With the recent Equifax data breach settlement, as well as the large Capital One breach, many people are asking questions about credit monitoring services. Should I use them? What are its benefits? The conversation really gained steam when Equifax began offering free credit monitoring services to people impacted by their breach. Credit monitoring services are […]