If you’re worried someone could steal your personal identity and buy something on credit or get a loan in your name, “freezing” your account at credit reporting bureaus could stop identity thieves cold. Not only that, Congress recently passed a law that ordered credit reporting bureaus to offer free credit freezes. More on that below.
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Running a business is hard enough when everything goes smoothly. But when you’re an entrepreneur, the unexpected happens. You need to prepare yourself for every possible situation, including fraud. Business fraud isn’t as rare as you might think. It’s important that you know how to prevent and deal with fraud if it comes your way.
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Do I need to let my bank and credit card company know before I leave for vacation? What else should I do to protect my identity when I’m traveling? It’s a good idea to notify your bank and credit card issuer before you travel. Many financial institutions have increased efforts to protect against fraud, and
Data breaches got you worried? We don’t blame you. Hacking is on the rise. Last year, hacking incidents exposed 160 million records, compared with 3.7 million in 2010, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks U.S. data breaches. There’s not much you can do to guard your personal data when it’s in the