Identity theft

Banks Editorial Team

December 22nd, 2017

Repairing Errors on your Credit Report

Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft. With hackers, fraudsters, and thieves lurking in every sector from retail to fast food to information technology it can be hard to know who to trust, and even harder to learn how to protect yourself. Lucky for you, safeguarding your assets is easier than you […]

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Banks Editorial Team

December 22nd, 2017

Credit Repair | Fixing Your FICO Score After Identity Theft

The rise in identity theft is an unfortunate consequence of technological advancement, and it can wreak havoc on your credit score — but you can minimize the blow. If you fall victim to identity theft, take these steps to repair your credit: File an identity theft report. Report the identity theft to the Federal Trade […]

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Banks Editorial Team

December 15th, 2017

10 Scary Stats on Identity Theft – And How to Protect Yourself

While credit cards, e-commerce, and data-storing devices have changed the pace of modern life, they have also opened you up to one of the most frightening experiences out there: identity theft. Identity theft is unfortunately common, and the threat grows as it becomes easier to store financial and personal data online. How can you avoid […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Take These Steps to Recover from Spousal Identity Theft

Financial infidelity can have serious effects on both your credit score and your relationship. Fortunately, you can recover from this major breach of trust. If your spouse opens an account in your name without your permission, they are committing fraud. Spousal identity theft is very much illegal; however, you should handle the situation with your […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Identity Theft: Here’s Why Your Deceased Loved Ones Are at Risk

When we grieve the death of a loved one, the last thing we want to do is take care of logistics — but sometimes logistics are important. In this case, they can help prevent identity theft. According to the Internal Revenue Service, criminals steal the identities of almost 2.5 million deceased Americans each year. By […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

5 Things Worse Than the Equifax Data Breach

Some of your own behaviors might be putting you at risk for identity theft Yes, it’s scary to hear that all of your vital personal information may have been compromised in the latest major data breach involving the credit bureau, Equifax. However, you’re in the same boat at 143 million other Americans, and it’s unlikely […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

How to Become an Identity Theft Victim in Just 24 Hours

Find out how your daily activities could make your financial information vulnerable to hackers With so many identity thieves lurking online and in person, your daily habits could be putting your identity in jeopardy. In fact, if you’re not careful, you can become an identity theft victim before lunch! Here’s a look at the routine […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Can (and Should) You Get a New Social Security Number

  This number is like your financial fingerprint—but here’s why you might need to ditch it In the U.S. a Social Security number is almost like a part of your body, as it pretty much goes with you everywhere. This piece of personal data is a required part of many routine tasks, especially those related […]

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