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January 05, 2018

​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…

​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…

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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 face the most immediate risk, but anyone dreams…

​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 face the most immediate risk, but anyone dreams…

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Credit Freeze vs. Fraud Alert: What Should You Do?
September 28, 2017

If you’ve followed the news since the Equifax data breach, you’ve heard loads of advice on how to protect yourself from identity theft: credit freezes, fraud alerts, and even talk of changing your Social Security number. So, which is better: credit freezes or fraud alerts? We’ve done the…

If you’ve followed the news since the Equifax data breach, you’ve heard loads of advice on how to protect yourself from identity theft: credit freezes, fraud alerts, and even talk of changing your Social Security number. So, which is better: credit freezes or fraud alerts? We’ve done the…

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September 16, 2017

Your financial identity centers on your Social Security number (SSN), which is why a stolen SSN is so valuable to an identity thief. The MyIDCare team has restored thousands of victim’s identities, working with financial institutions and government agencies to clean up their records. The victim…

Your financial identity centers on your Social Security number (SSN), which is why a stolen SSN is so valuable to an identity thief. The MyIDCare team has restored thousands of victim’s identities, working with financial institutions and government agencies to clean up their records. The victim…

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Equifax Breach Threatens Millions: How to Protect Yourself
September 07, 2017

If you’ve seen the news, you are probably wondering whether you’re affected by the Equifax data breach. The credit bureau just reported a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of up to 143 million consumers. According to Pamela Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy…

If you’ve seen the news, you are probably wondering whether you’re affected by the Equifax data breach. The credit bureau just reported a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of up to 143 million consumers. According to Pamela Dixon, executive director of the World Privacy…

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Are Mobile Numbers the New Keys to Your Identity?
April 23, 2017

Mobile phones have made us safer in countless ways. We can call for help in an emergency, call for a ride if we had a drink too many, or keep in touch with our kids when they’re away from home. And recently, businesses have started using mobile phones to add security to financial and other…

Mobile phones have made us safer in countless ways. We can call for help in an emergency, call for a ride if we had a drink too many, or keep in touch with our kids when they’re away from home. And recently, businesses have started using mobile phones to add security to financial and other…

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How to Protect the Deceased’s Identity
April 02, 2017

When a family member or loved one dies, you will face a great deal of grief, sorrow, and other intense emotional repercussions. It can be incredibly difficult to even contemplate how to take care of practical matters during such a trying time. Unfortunately, you and other family members and friends…

When a family member or loved one dies, you will face a great deal of grief, sorrow, and other intense emotional repercussions. It can be incredibly difficult to even contemplate how to take care of practical matters during such a trying time. Unfortunately, you and other family members and friends…

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Even Bad Credit Reports are Identity Theft Targets
February 21, 2017

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center Individuals might not realize how imperative it is to monitor their credit report and know their credit score, but they are both important steps to take in minimizing the risks of identity theft and in catching any suspicious…

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center Individuals might not realize how imperative it is to monitor their credit report and know their credit score, but they are both important steps to take in minimizing the risks of identity theft and in catching any suspicious…

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Ooh, Baby! Identity Theft in Diapers
January 31, 2017

Baby showers are so much more fun than they used to be. Instead of a ladies-only luncheon, expectant parents can now look forward to the “man shower,” the earth-friendly “green shower,” or the “sprinkle” mini-shower for a second baby. If you still struggle to find the perfect gift for a…

Baby showers are so much more fun than they used to be. Instead of a ladies-only luncheon, expectant parents can now look forward to the “man shower,” the earth-friendly “green shower,” or the “sprinkle” mini-shower for a second baby. If you still struggle to find the perfect gift for a…

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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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January 05, 2017

Most people believe that identity theft involves theft of your whole identity. A thief comes along and steals your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and other private data, and then uses it to apply for credit cards in your name or commit other forms of fraud. If only it were so simple.…

Most people believe that identity theft involves theft of your whole identity. A thief comes along and steals your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and other private data, and then uses it to apply for credit cards in your name or commit other forms of fraud. If only it were so simple.…

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January 01, 2017

It seems like Americans can’t get enough of crime dramas or reality TV. But if your name popped up on Dateline NBC, wouldn’t it be surreal? Yet stranger things have happened. As ConsumerAction.org noted recently, every day innocent people have their identities stolen and used to commit crimes,…

It seems like Americans can’t get enough of crime dramas or reality TV. But if your name popped up on Dateline NBC, wouldn’t it be surreal? Yet stranger things have happened. As ConsumerAction.org noted recently, every day innocent people have their identities stolen and used to commit crimes,…

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Trusty Tips for a Safer New Year
December 31, 2016

Identity theft and fraud continued to affect tens of millions of individuals throughout the year. Our New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to continue to help you and your family stay safe and secure. We’ve pulled together our top five articles of 2016 to give you all the information you need in…

Identity theft and fraud continued to affect tens of millions of individuals throughout the year. Our New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to continue to help you and your family stay safe and secure. We’ve pulled together our top five articles of 2016 to give you all the information you need in…

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Identity Catch-22: Children and Credit Reports
November 24, 2016

There are so many rites of passage into adult life: learning to drive, graduating from high school, maybe college, your first job. Then there are the financial rites of passage: setting up your own bank account, renting an apartment, your first credit card. Sadly, identity theft can rob your child…

There are so many rites of passage into adult life: learning to drive, graduating from high school, maybe college, your first job. Then there are the financial rites of passage: setting up your own bank account, renting an apartment, your first credit card. Sadly, identity theft can rob your child…

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November 06, 2016

Think that job you see advertised online or in a newspaper seems too good to be true? There is a good chance your hunch is correct. Employment scams are on the rise, making it more important than ever to be able to identify fraudulent job listings. How can you tell if a job posting is fake? One…

Think that job you see advertised online or in a newspaper seems too good to be true? There is a good chance your hunch is correct. Employment scams are on the rise, making it more important than ever to be able to identify fraudulent job listings. How can you tell if a job posting is fake? One…

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November 03, 2016

Do you ever have that morning when you wish someone else would go to work for you so you could sleep in or hang out? Doesn’t everyone have those mornings? Well, unbeknownst to you, someone could be going to work as you, and it’s not as great as it sounds. In fact, it could be…

Do you ever have that morning when you wish someone else would go to work for you so you could sleep in or hang out? Doesn’t everyone have those mornings? Well, unbeknownst to you, someone could be going to work as you, and it’s not as great as it sounds. In fact, it could be…

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October 27, 2016

Identity theft is like ice cream in that it comes in a variety of flavors—but you’re not likely to enjoy a single one of them. People often think credit fraud and identity theft are the same thing, but in fact credit fraud is just one of the many unpleasant “flavors” of identity theft.…

Identity theft is like ice cream in that it comes in a variety of flavors—but you’re not likely to enjoy a single one of them. People often think credit fraud and identity theft are the same thing, but in fact credit fraud is just one of the many unpleasant “flavors” of identity theft.…

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September 22, 2016

These days it seems like everyone wants to know your Social Security number, or SSN. Whether you’re applying for a job, visiting a doctor, enrolling your child in school, visiting the DMV, or applying for a credit card, you’re likely going to be asked to hand over that unique and highly…

These days it seems like everyone wants to know your Social Security number, or SSN. Whether you’re applying for a job, visiting a doctor, enrolling your child in school, visiting the DMV, or applying for a credit card, you’re likely going to be asked to hand over that unique and highly…

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Defending Your Bucket List
September 04, 2016

What’s your retirement dream? Will you visit every country on your bucket list? Will you learn to paint or bike across America? Volunteer in a community garden, or buy a cabin by a river and go fishing every day? Or maybe you’re already living your retirement dream, and still adding adventures…

What’s your retirement dream? Will you visit every country on your bucket list? Will you learn to paint or bike across America? Volunteer in a community garden, or buy a cabin by a river and go fishing every day? Or maybe you’re already living your retirement dream, and still adding adventures…

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August 04, 2016

You’re spending a quiet Saturday at home when you get a call from your credit card company. Have you been buying computer equipment and liquor in Las Vegas? Or have you been on a shopping spree at Chanel and dining out in Paris, France? Well, wouldn’t that be nice – if it had been you.…

You’re spending a quiet Saturday at home when you get a call from your credit card company. Have you been buying computer equipment and liquor in Las Vegas? Or have you been on a shopping spree at Chanel and dining out in Paris, France? Well, wouldn’t that be nice – if it had been you.…

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