identity theft

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing concern: with surprisingly little information, a thief can do lasting harm to your credit score and bank accounts. However, there are steps that you can

Social Media and Identity Theft in 2010

Would you walk into a dark alley that says "Check out this cool link and audio file around the corner with some nice dresses for ya too?" Probably not. Yet so many do the same exac

Phishing Scams Continue to Plague Social Media Sites

Social Media networks like Facebook and Twitter are going through unprecedented growth. Unfortunately, this growth makes them a target for spammers and scammers. We break down a

Once Bitten Twice Shy: What is Credit Security Worth to You?

If you have had your identity stolen, you're prepared to bring out the big guns to protect it. Even if you haven't been once bitten, you may be shy. Here are some (arguable but eff

Get Your Own Identity! What to do when Yours is Stolen

Identity theft is considered an increasing national epidemic, being the fastest growing crime in the nation. And until you discover that somebody else has stolen your identit

The scams and cons that could clean you out.

Last time I gave you advice from the Real Hustle team, it was how to grab a few free drinks. A bit of harmless fun. This time, it’s much more serious. [more]

How To Get Mugged

Awesome, 10:45 and there's still one parking spot only a few buildings from mine. I do the parallel parking bit, grab my purse, lock the car, and start the quick walk to my apartment building. [more]

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

UCLA's massive security breach has affected thousands of students, teachers, and their families — here's what to do if you're one of them.