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The Risks of DIY Identity Recovery
July 17, 2018

​Bad things happen. It’s a fact of life, and when problems arise, we have to decide whether to handle them ourselves or get help. For example, if your house were on fire, you’d definitely dial 911, but you probably wouldn’t hire a lawyer to dispute a bogus credit card charge. Sometimes…

​Bad things happen. It’s a fact of life, and when problems arise, we have to decide whether to handle them ourselves or get help. For example, if your house were on fire, you’d definitely dial 911, but you probably wouldn’t hire a lawyer to dispute a bogus credit card charge. Sometimes…

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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 own credit reports, why should I consider an…

​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 own credit reports, why should I consider an…

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ID Confidential: John I
December 27, 2017

ID Confidential is a series of articles introducing you to the real human beings on your MyIDCare team. John I. has been helping people for years, in non-profit organizations and in technical support jobs, so becoming a member of the MyIDCare team was a natural step for him. In his spare time,…

ID Confidential is a series of articles introducing you to the real human beings on your MyIDCare team. John I. has been helping people for years, in non-profit organizations and in technical support jobs, so becoming a member of the MyIDCare team was a natural step for him. In his spare time,…

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October 10, 2017

In the 21st century, data breaches are a fact of life. Shortly after the massive Equifax breach made headlines, Yahoo announced that all of its 3 billion accounts had been hacked back in 2013. That dwarfs the 145 million consumer records exposed at Equifax. In fact, before the Yahoo announcement,…

In the 21st century, data breaches are a fact of life. Shortly after the massive Equifax breach made headlines, Yahoo announced that all of its 3 billion accounts had been hacked back in 2013. That dwarfs the 145 million consumer records exposed at Equifax. In fact, before the Yahoo announcement,…

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July 13, 2017

In a recent article, we talked about identity protection plans and the difference between identity monitoring and identity recovery services. In a nutshell, by the time monitoring shows a problem with your identity, the damage has been done, and that’s when having top tier recovery services can…

In a recent article, we talked about identity protection plans and the difference between identity monitoring and identity recovery services. In a nutshell, by the time monitoring shows a problem with your identity, the damage has been done, and that’s when having top tier recovery services can…

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June 01, 2017

If you’ve ever received a letter saying that you’re part of a data breach, you’re not alone. According to a report in Security Week News, over 700 million records containing personal information were breached in 2015, about twice the number of people in the U.S. With numbers like those, most…

If you’ve ever received a letter saying that you’re part of a data breach, you’re not alone. According to a report in Security Week News, over 700 million records containing personal information were breached in 2015, about twice the number of people in the U.S. With numbers like those, most…

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May 04, 2017

Imagine this: You apply for a car loan and are refused, even though you pay every bill on time and have no debt. Next, you’re deluged with calls from collection agencies for companies you’ve never heard of. Then you get a summons to appear in court for a traffic accident you were never involved…

Imagine this: You apply for a car loan and are refused, even though you pay every bill on time and have no debt. Next, you’re deluged with calls from collection agencies for companies you’ve never heard of. Then you get a summons to appear in court for a traffic accident you were never involved…

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Can You Avoid Identity Theft Scams?
April 20, 2017

If you purchase identity protection, you might think it will prevent you from being a victim of an identity theft scam. But as you’ll see, the reality is more complicated. Identity theft protection is often a wise investment—but don’t let it fool you into a false sense of security. First, it…

If you purchase identity protection, you might think it will prevent you from being a victim of an identity theft scam. But as you’ll see, the reality is more complicated. Identity theft protection is often a wise investment—but don’t let it fool you into a false sense of security. First, it…

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A True Story of Identity Theft
January 15, 2017

Nicole* is a MyIDCare member in Oregon. Identity theft halfway across the country put her own living situation in jeopardy. When she found her way to MyIDCare, she finally found someone who was on her side. This is her story. “I first realized something was wrong when I started getting automated…

Nicole* is a MyIDCare member in Oregon. Identity theft halfway across the country put her own living situation in jeopardy. When she found her way to MyIDCare, she finally found someone who was on her side. This is her story. “I first realized something was wrong when I started getting automated…

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