Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.
Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.
Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
An audit released by Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services last week says thousands of dollars worth of “inappropriate” items have been charged by state credit card holders in recent years.
Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.
A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve’s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.
Prepaid, reloadable cards have become commonplace in personal budgeting, with a new study finding that the often risky products have become more affordable for consumers.