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June 26, 2015
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By Gerri Detweiler

Some students worry about whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to pay for the next semester of college. Others wonder why there is a record of them taking out student loans when they didn’t apply — and now they can’t get the loans they need. Consider these scary scenarios readers have told us about recently:

Trey: I just checked my credit score and [someone] has taking a... Read More
March 23, 2015
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Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer serving patients in Washington and Alaska, announced Tuesday it was the target of a cyberattack that accessed millions of customers’ personal, financial and medical information. An investigation reportedly discovered the attack began May 5, 2014.

According to its website, Premera Blue Cross serves 1.8 million people in the U.S., though multiple news reports say 11 million people may have been affected by the breach — not only members but also “...

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February 17, 2015
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Identity theft has always been a problem, but issues like data breaches and a lack of online privacy have brought identity theft concerns to the top of people’s minds. It’s a pretty broad crime, encompassing several things a person can do if they get access to your PII, or personally identifiable information.

One of the worst things that can happen in a privacy breach is exposure of...

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October 30, 2014
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shutterstock_4467124By Gerri Detweiler

Is it OK to lie in order to protect your personal information online? Apparently plenty of people think so. In one survey, 22 percent of “savvy” 8- to 17-year-olds claim, “I don’t give...

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October 30, 2014
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By Christine DiGangi

More than 530,000 taxpayers with identity theft indicators on their tax...

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April 2, 2013
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Tax identity theft is a growing problem nationwide and the Internal Revenue Service has stepped up its efforts to crack down on this pervasive and growing type of fraud.

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April 1, 2013
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Identity theft can have massive negative effects on millions of people nationwide every year, but today, even many...

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March 13, 2013
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I's the ultimate in financial creepiness: knowing someone’s been spying on your credit or other financial details. How about then having those details posted online for anyone to view — or grab?

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February 7, 2013
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Credit card fraud has been on the rise for years now, but federal authorities recently cracked down on 13 people across the country who are alleged to have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars.

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January 31, 2013
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A 2011 law passed in Colorado extended significant identity theft protection to many kids in the state’s foster care...

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