identity theft

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

Credit Card Signatures Are Going Away — Should You Be Worried?

Major credit card networks are eliminating the need for signatures at the point of sale. What does that mean for you?

7 Times You Don't Have to Give Your Social Security Number

A lot of people may ask for your Social Security number, but not all of them are entitled to it.

3 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Financial Fraud

Elders aren't the only targets of financial fraud. Even young folks need to know how to protect themselves.

How to Get a Free Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report

Placing a fraud alert on your credit report is an easy (and free!) way to protect yourself from identity theft. But there's a catch.

5 Tax Scams You Should Know About for 2018

Don't hand your tax refund over to fraudsters. Watch out for these common and costly tax scams.

Your Travel Rewards Points Were Stolen. Now What?

You know that hackers can steal your credit card info. Guess what? Your travel rewards aren't totally safe, either.

How to Win a Fraud Dispute With Your Credit Card Company

Thanks to the Fair Credit Billing Act, the law's on your side when it comes to fraudulent card account charges. Here's how to protect your rights (and your wallet).

Make a List and Check It Twice to Save Money and Reduce Fraud Risk During the Holidays

This holiday season, take a page out of Santa's book and make a list and check it twice to save big bucks.

How to Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze can protect you from financial scammers. Here's how they work.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

6 Surprising Places Your Personal Info Is Shared

You protect your SSN, birth certificate, bank records, and financial documents. But watch out for these sneaky ways your personal information is shared.

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

9 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

Usually, you know when you're the victim of a crime. But identity theft can be a sneaky, subtle scam. Watch out for these warnings.

How to Protect Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

In light of the major Equifax breach, a credit freeze is not your only option. There are multiple ways to keep a close eye on your credit reports.

9 Ways Expats Can Maintain Their Credit Scores

You may be leaving the States for a while, but there's one element of American life you should never leave behind: your credit score.

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

Don't let con artists prey on your elderly loved ones. You can help protect them, and their money, from financial predators.

6 Money Problems Our Grandparents Never Had

Our grandparents and great-grandparents weren't immune to money troubles, but these financial woes are a little more modern-age.

What to Do After Losing Your Social Security Card

A lost Social Security card is easy to replace. Things become a little dicier, though, if your number falls into the wrong hands.

12 Times Your Credit Card Has Your Back

In times of trouble, your best resource could be right in your pocket. Yes, your credit card totally has your back!