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Identity Theft

Are masked credit cards the future of fraud protection? Written by Maryalene LaPonsie March 21, 2014 Anyone who has found a great deal on an unknown website has probably felt the same bit of angst. Do you make the purchase and hope the site's secure? Or pass up an amazing buy out of concern your credit card information may become vulnerable? A Boston startup thinks it has an answer that lets you [...] Posted in: Identity Theft
5 ways to avoid credit card fraud this shopping season Written by Maryalene LaPonsie December 21, 2012 We are down to the wire on the holiday shopping season. If you have been waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, well, we are just about there. However, in your rush to get the presents under the tree, don't make careless mistakes that could put your best credit card number into the wrong [...] Posted in: Identity Theft
You aren't stupid enough to post a photo of your credit card on Twitter, but your friends might be. Written by Geoff Williams July 18, 2012 Some people have clearly not gotten the memo: Posting personal information on the Internet could lead to identity theft. Many experts suggest not putting even fairly innocuous information, such as your address, telephone number, the names of your kids, your birth dates, and so on, although with social media sites like Facebook, that ship has [...] Posted in: Identity Theft
Freak cases of identity theft Written by Geoff Williams February 3, 2012 As if we need any more reminders that we need to be careful about identity theft. That said, there have been a couple of interesting stories in the media lately highlighting just how it doesn't always matter that we're careful about protecting our identity. Through no fault of our own, some other person or company [...] Posted in: Identity Theft
Did WikiLeaks just take down MasterCard again? Written by Geoff Williams June 28, 2011 For a brief time on Tuesday, and for the second time within a year, MasterCard's website was apparently hacked by WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks, if you haven't been following the news, has created a lot of migraines for the United States, not to mention various companies, due to its penchant for revealing classified documents on its site for [...] Posted in: MasterCard Credit Card Identity Theft
Free Annual Credit Report Law Spawns Imposter Web Sites that Could Lead to Identity Theft Written by
September 16, 2005
Two years ago, Congress mandated that consumers can request one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.   This program is designed to reduce identity theft by allowing consumers to check their credit histories for suspicious activity. However, acquiring a free credit report is not always easy.   According to a recent [...] Posted in: Credit Reports Identity Theft
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