Identity Theft

Protect Your Identity While You’re Out

With the holidays around the corner, you may find yourself dining out more often. When you dine out, you’re not worrying about food prep or cleaning up after a meal. Instead, you’re relaxing as you should! But, while you’re enjoying the time outside of your home, be sure to not let your guard down when it comes to protecting your identity.

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Thieves Target Your Health Insurance, Too

It’s an ordinary day, you’re opening mail, and you find a hospital bill for a visit to the emergency room. Problem is, you never received care there… in fact, you’ve never visited that state. Medical identity theft is the fraudulent use of your personally identifiable information (PII) such as your insurance number or Social Security number to receive medical services, prescriptions or equipment.

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My Identity Was Compromised – Now What?

We spend a lot of time talking about how you can protect yourself from identity thieves, but what if you are already a victim? The focus of this blog is all about steps you should take as soon as you suspect or confirm that your identity has been compromised.

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Don’t Get Taxed by Tax Identity Theft!

Filing your taxes well ahead of the April 18, 2016 deadline might be a mundane and time-consuming task, but with the record number of security breaches in 2015, the longer you wait, the greater your risk of Tax Identity Theft. This type of theft is where someone uses your Social Security number to steal your tax return.

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The Truth Behind Child Identity Theft

Recent hacks at VTech and Hello Kitty that exposed the personal information of millions of children are great reminders of the need to protect children from identity theft. But what exactly is child identity theft, and why is it so important to act now?

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Is Your Wallet a Goldmine for Identity Thieves?

Protecting your identity is a process… one that you have to commit to every day! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, consider starting small and with something that is already part of your daily routine, either in your pocket or purse. Yes, I’m talking about your wallet.

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