Articles tagged in identity theft

04.27.10

The Most Prevalent Types of Credit Card Fraud (& How To Protect Yourself)

Stan Reybern

With so much at stake, it pays to know what the most prevalent types of credit card fraud are, how victims are tricked, and how you can protect yourself.

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03.29.10

Identity Theft Breach Impacts Possible 3.3 Million Students

Jonathan Rivers

In another sign for the need of better security and privacy policy control for any company handling sensitive data, Educational Credit Management Corp., a nonprofit guarantor of federal student loans has reported a major theft of “personally identifiable information” involving a staggering 3.3 million students after a break-in last weekend at its Oakdale, Minnesota headquarters. As of date, this may

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05.27.09

7 Popular Cities to Watch for Credit Card Skimming Scams

Mark Brown

This is a guest post from Mark Brown, a personal finance blogger who writes The Credit Letter for CreditCardCompare.com.au. It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. You come back from a wonderful holiday and get your first credit card bill. Lo and behold there are charges worth hundreds or thousands of pounds that you never made on your statement. What’s gone wrong? Chances

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01.27.09

Top 5 Ways to Immediately Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

David Tu

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I was a victim of identity theft. At first, I thought it was a poorly constructed joke by family members (haha, we got you sucka!), but the situation turned out to be real enough and the identity theft became a real hassle to resolve. Though I have taken certain precautions during

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