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Protecting Your Identity in a Divorce
February 26, 2018

​Most of us know some who’s gone through an ugly separation or nasty divorce, so you may have heard about a form of familiar fraud called “revenge spending.” It’s not uncommon during a breakup for one partner to go on a spending spree,…

​Most of us know some who’s gone through an ugly separation or nasty divorce, so you may have heard about a form of familiar fraud called “revenge spending.” It’s not uncommon during a breakup for one partner to go on a spending spree,…

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Mobile Safety Overview
February 23, 2018

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have…

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have…

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Six Tips for Choosing Safe Mobile Applications
February 19, 2018

​Whatever your interests and needs, you can bet someone has invented an app for that. Mobile applications help us stay informed, organized, healthy, and entertained. However, there are also dangerous apps that let criminals help themselves to your…

​Whatever your interests and needs, you can bet someone has invented an app for that. Mobile applications help us stay informed, organized, healthy, and entertained. However, there are also dangerous apps that let criminals help themselves to your…

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5 Reasons Why Free Credit Monitoring Isn’t Enough
February 16, 2018

​After the Equifax breach, the news media (and our MyIDCare blogs) were full of advice to protect yourself from ID theft, including checking your free annual reports from the three major credit bureaus. So, you might wonder, “If I can monitor my…

​After the Equifax breach, the news media (and our MyIDCare blogs) were full of advice to protect yourself from ID theft, including checking your free annual reports from the three major credit bureaus. So, you might wonder, “If I can monitor my…

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Preventing Student Loan Fraud
February 12, 2018

​In today’s economy, a college degree can be a ticket to a better financial future. Over 70% of college students rely on financial aid, but some find their financial futures already in trouble when they are refused a student loan because of…

​In today’s economy, a college degree can be a ticket to a better financial future. Over 70% of college students rely on financial aid, but some find their financial futures already in trouble when they are refused a student loan because of…

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MyIDCare’s Equifax Data Breach Overview
February 09, 2018

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind…

The 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans including names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Equifax might seem like old news but it’s important to keep this breach front of mind…

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Mobile App Permissions Protect Your Privacy
February 05, 2018

From fitness trackers to personal assistants, mobile apps make life easier, but they can also put your privacy at risk. To provide personalized services, mobile apps gather and transmit information such as your locations, behaviors, and personal…

From fitness trackers to personal assistants, mobile apps make life easier, but they can also put your privacy at risk. To provide personalized services, mobile apps gather and transmit information such as your locations, behaviors, and personal…

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MyIDCare’s Tax Season Overview
January 31, 2018

​From waiting for tax forms, gathering documentation, and making sure you don’t miss important deadlines, filing taxes can be a stressful experience for many. As if that wasn’t enough, the massive data breaches of 2017 mean that cyber…

​From waiting for tax forms, gathering documentation, and making sure you don’t miss important deadlines, filing taxes can be a stressful experience for many. As if that wasn’t enough, the massive data breaches of 2017 mean that cyber…

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I’m a Tax Fraud Victim. What Now?
January 29, 2018

Tax-related identity fraud is increasing. We know this firsthand because every year, from February through late April, the MyIDCare identity recovery team is deluged with calls from members dealing with tax refund scams. In other articles, we’ve…

Tax-related identity fraud is increasing. We know this firsthand because every year, from February through late April, the MyIDCare identity recovery team is deluged with calls from members dealing with tax refund scams. In other articles, we’ve…

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All in the Family: Dealing with Familiar Fraud
January 26, 2018

In previous blogs, we’ve looked at many faces of identity theft and how it happens. But what if the face of identity theft is someone you know? Unfortunately, “familiar fraud,” identity theft committed by a someone known to the victim, is all…

In previous blogs, we’ve looked at many faces of identity theft and how it happens. But what if the face of identity theft is someone you know? Unfortunately, “familiar fraud,” identity theft committed by a someone known to the victim, is all…

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