Identity theft

Banks Editorial Team

December 22nd, 2017

Repairing Credit Report Errors

You may be wondering what are the reasons behind credit report errors. 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 […]

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Banks Editorial Team

December 22nd, 2017

Credit Repair: Fix Your Credit Score After Identity Theft

How to fix you credit score after identity theft is something that 6% of consumers may had to do since the rise of this type of crime. Increase 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. Monitoring your […]

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Banks Editorial Team

December 15th, 2017

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

These latest stats on identity theft prove this is a crime on the rise. 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 […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Take These Steps to Recover from Spousal Identity Theft

We call spousal identity theft when your partner may open an account on your name for example. 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 […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Prevent Identity Theft Of A Deceased Relative

The last thing on your mind may be to to prevent identity theft of a deceased relative after the death of a loved one. We may not want to take care of logistics at this moment of grieve — but sometimes logistics are important. In this case, these simple logistics can help prevent identity theft of […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

5 Things Worse Than the Equifax Data Breach

Same as happened with 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 […]

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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 you an identity theft victim and 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! […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

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

Your Social Security 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 […]

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Banks Editorial Team

November 17th, 2017

Social Media Mistakes To Avoid For Identity Theft Protection

Social media brings people closer together, but it could raise identity theft risks. You can use these social media tips for identity theft protection and learn how to keep the hackers at an arm’s length to protect yourself against identity fraud. It’s harmless fun as you’re surfing Facebook late at night: You copy and paste […]

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