Group says monitoring not enough to protect against identity theft

Group says monitoring not enough to protect against identity theft

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Group says monitoring not enough to protect against identity theft
But a new report by the Washington-based consumer group U.S. PIRG says credit monitoring isn't nearly enough. The group is urging all consumers to consider freezing their credit reports as the only way to stop ID thieves from taking out loans, credit …
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5 reasons why a nearly perfect credit score's not enough

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5 reasons why a nearly perfect credit score's not enough
It is possible to have an excellent score even if you filed bankruptcy in the past. For example, you could have filed six years ago and have behaved perfectly ever since. However, some lenders might still have a rule that prohibits anyone with a …
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Gone phishing at Sprouts: Grocery chain faces massive data breach

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Gone phishing at Sprouts: Grocery chain faces massive data breach
Think big businesses are the only ones targeted for cyber crime? Think again. Even grocery outlets can be targets of data breaches, as is the case for Sprouts Farmers Market. Store employees are struggling after a data breach stole their personal …
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Election Roundtable: How to protect yourself from identity theft

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Election Roundtable: How to protect yourself from identity theft
A play on the name of the agency — the Commision on Elections (Comelec) — that is at the center of a controversy created by the leak of data it gathered from registered voters, personal data that has since been downloaded first by Lulzsec.ph and then …
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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score

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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score
… elevated credit standing will be yours to enjoy. Odysseas Papadimitriou is CEO of the personal finance website WalletHub, which offers free credit scores, full credit reports and 24/7 credit monitoring. He previously worked as a senior director at …
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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons

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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons
April 13 — HSBC will pay a $35 million fine and offer restitution for allegedly charging customers for credit monitoring services they didn't receive under a settlement with a federal regulator. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found the …
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Evanston provides a year of free protection services, monitoring to employees …

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Evanston provides a year of free protection services, monitoring to employees …
Marty Lyons, Evanston's chief financial officer, speaks at a City Council meeting Monday. Lyons said Evanston would provide a year of free identity theft insurance and credit monitoring to employees whose tax information was mishandled in the mail.
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Data Breach? Consumers Are Forgiving, According To Cybersecurity Survey; Most …

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Data Breach? Consumers Are Forgiving, According To Cybersecurity Survey; Most …
And 62 percent of consumers said they accepted offers of free credit monitoring after a breach, a surprising finding that counters claims that consumers are experiencing “breach fatigue” — a phenomenon where customers become desensitized to the loss …
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Second seminar to focus on identify theft

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Second seminar to focus on identify theft
UBT and the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce are hosting “Protect Yourself From Identity Theft” on Friday, April 22. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in the UBT community room. The program is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reserve a place in the …
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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …

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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …
What is a credit report? What does mine say and how do I get one? These questions are on many people's minds and are one of the first topics discussed in the book. Legislation called the FACT Act was passed that allows all Americans to get one free …
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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring

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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring
Earlier this month, Capital One became the first U.S. bank to offer free credit monitoring through a mobile app called CreditWise. The Virginia-based company launched the free app after the success of CreditTracker, a free credit tracking tool rolled …
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US comptroller fines HSBC Bank USA $35 million over credit-monitoring product

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US comptroller fines HSBC Bank USA $35 million over credit-monitoring product
WASHINGTON The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Wednesday said it had fined HSBC Bank USA $35 million and ordered the bank to make restitution to harmed customers. The office said that between January 2004 and May 2012 …
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7 Easy Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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7 Easy Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
You've heard the horror stories from friends and neighbors, or maybe you've lived through some yourself: In 2015, 13.1 million Americans had their identity stolen, the highest number in six years. Victims, including consumers, banks and others, lost …
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Shred & Protect in Trinity open to surrounding areas

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Shred & Protect in Trinity open to surrounding areas
TRINITY — Local Government Federal Credit Union sponsors Shred & Protect Friday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the Trinity City Hall Parking Lot, 6701 N.C. 62, Trinity. Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your personal documents and records …
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Should you buy credit and identity theft monitoring?

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Should you buy credit and identity theft monitoring?
Credit monitoring is a job you can do yourself if you're willing to take the time. If all you want is to chart your progress as you try to build or rebuild your credit, doing it yourself has never been easier. Federal law requires each of the three …
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What to expect from your identity monitoring service

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What to expect from your identity monitoring service
When you sign up for LifeLock, credit monitoring is just the beginning. LifeLock has plans that also monitor other places that thieves might misuse your information, such as your bank accounts, black market sites, payday loan companies, public court …
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How to protect yourself against the number two consumer complaint in the …

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How to protect yourself against the number two consumer complaint in the …
Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. How to protect your self from the potentially devastating effects of identity theft. WFTS. Show Caption Hide Caption …
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Banks now giving customers access to credit scores for free

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Banks now giving customers access to credit scores for free
The increased availability of free FICO scores could mean decreased revenue for the three main credit agencies — Equifax, TransUnion and Experian — that sell credit scores, credit monitoring and credit reports to consumers. The agencies' main source …
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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered

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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered
Today, we will have officials from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission here at FOX 8 to answer your questions about identity theft — how you can protect yourself, ways to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do …
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How to Protect Yourself From Tax-Identity Theft

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How to Protect Yourself From Tax-Identity Theft
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS: A new form of theft has become a cause for alarm among e-filers, after certain e-filers began receiving “return not accepted” messages from the Internal Revenue Service. Others have realized they had been scammed when they …
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Tax forms for more than 2500 GCI employees stolen in email scam

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Tax forms for more than 2500 GCI employees stolen in email scam
GCI is providing affected employees with two years of credit monitoring, identity theft counseling and other services, and identity theft insurance. The company is urging employees affected by the attack to notify the IRS that their W-2s were compromised.
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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack

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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack
The campus is providing potentially impacted individuals with one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, along with resources to assist them in monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity. In today's cyber security …
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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Tax-Time Identity Theft

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Tax-Time Identity Theft
Consider signing up for a credit monitoring program. If you've been a victim of tax-time identity theft, there's a good chance your information may be used for other forms of fraud as well. Credit monitoring programs can alert you to potential problems.
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What to Do When a Family Member Steals Your Credit

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What to Do When a Family Member Steals Your Credit
Read More: How to Use Free Credit Monitoring Tools. Known as “familiar fraud,” this type of identity theft is more common than you may realize. Family members make up 30% of all identity thieves. It's only natural, when you think about it. After all …
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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season

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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season
Fortunately, there are some common-sense steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft. Remember that scams involving people impersonating the IRS are on the rise, especially this time of year …
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IRS: 390K More Victims of IRS.Gov Weakness

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IRS: 390K More Victims of IRS.Gov Weakness
The agency said it also is offering free credit monitoring through Equifax for affected consumers, and placing extra scrutiny on tax returns from citizens with affected SSNs. The criminal Get Transcript requests fuel refund fraud, which involves crooks …
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A Quick And Easy Way To Help Protect Your Identity

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A Quick And Easy Way To Help Protect Your Identity
While you may not be willing to shell out for a credit monitoring service just yet (one reason to do so would be if you are about to apply for a mortgage and don't want to deal with any last-minute snafus), there is an easy way to keep tabs on your …
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