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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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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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2018: The Future of ID Theft
January 01, 2018

It’s the time of year for reflection. As MyIDCare is in the business of protecting your identity, we are reviewing the state of personal privacy and looking to what lies before us in 2018. As we outlined in our last article, 2017 was a banner year…

It’s the time of year for reflection. As MyIDCare is in the business of protecting your identity, we are reviewing the state of personal privacy and looking to what lies before us in 2018. As we outlined in our last article, 2017 was a banner year…

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Securing Your Holiday Mail
December 04, 2017

In recent years, holiday shoppers have been moving away from the old “Black Friday” retailer dash towards the convenience of online shopping, called “Cyber Monday.” Amid looming year-end project deadlines, inclement weather, and travel and…

In recent years, holiday shoppers have been moving away from the old “Black Friday” retailer dash towards the convenience of online shopping, called “Cyber Monday.” Amid looming year-end project deadlines, inclement weather, and travel and…

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iPhone X: Full Frontal
November 17, 2017

By now, whether you’re an Apple fan or not, you’ve probably seen their slick ads touting the new iPhoneX and its Face ID feature. Why use the old pin code or password method, when you can simply look at your phone and have it unlock? If you’ve…

By now, whether you’re an Apple fan or not, you’ve probably seen their slick ads touting the new iPhoneX and its Face ID feature. Why use the old pin code or password method, when you can simply look at your phone and have it unlock? If you’ve…

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Five Great Security Gifts for the Digital Age
November 09, 2017

As the holiday season nears, our attention turns toward family gatherings, bountiful feasts, and finding perfect presents on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for our loved ones. While your past gift lists may have included ties, sweaters, or the latest…

As the holiday season nears, our attention turns toward family gatherings, bountiful feasts, and finding perfect presents on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for our loved ones. While your past gift lists may have included ties, sweaters, or the latest…

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Equifax Breach Survival Tips for Seniors
November 03, 2017

​The recent Equifax breach has put millions of people at risk for identity theft. This includes the risk of losing government medical and retirement benefits, or even your life savings. The retired seniors and disabled who depend on those benefits…

​The recent Equifax breach has put millions of people at risk for identity theft. This includes the risk of losing government medical and retirement benefits, or even your life savings. The retired seniors and disabled who depend on those benefits…

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 Fighting Off Your Undead Credit Cards
October 30, 2017

​With data breaches in the news almost every week, you may be feeling like your personal information isn’t safe anywhere. It’s true that the more places your information exists, the greater your risk of identity theft, which is why we…

​With data breaches in the news almost every week, you may be feeling like your personal information isn’t safe anywhere. It’s true that the more places your information exists, the greater your risk of identity theft, which is why we…

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Smartphone Safety in the Connected Age
September 21, 2017

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center The US patent for the telephone just celebrated its 141st birthday, but the device most people know of today looks nothing like its famous ancestor. Phones have evolved to include…

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center The US patent for the telephone just celebrated its 141st birthday, but the device most people know of today looks nothing like its famous ancestor. Phones have evolved to include…

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Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Data Breach
September 18, 2017

The Equifax data breach has exposed Social Security numbers (SSNs), names, birth dates, addresses, and other personal data of more than 143 million Americans. The risks of identity theft will continue for years, so you need to take immediate steps…

The Equifax data breach has exposed Social Security numbers (SSNs), names, birth dates, addresses, and other personal data of more than 143 million Americans. The risks of identity theft will continue for years, so you need to take immediate steps…

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How is MyIDCare credit monitoring different from what my credit card already does?

What your credit card provider can’t identify is actual identity theft, in which a criminal would use your personal information to open new accounts in your name. Credit monitoring detects changes to your credit file, such as address changes, name changes or new accounts. Identity thieves go to great lengths to cover their tracks so they can use a stolen identity for as long as possible before detection. For instance, opening accounts in your name and social security number but at a new address helps to avoid discovery. This is where credit monitoring can help detect fraud in a way your credit card provider cannot.

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