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No matter where you live, a credit freeze is a great way for you to prevent identity theft — particularly the opening of new credit cards, loans and service accounts in your name. But depending on where you live, a freeze isn’t easy to get for your offspring.
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Happy New Year! Start 2016 on the right foot, with these simple steps to reduce your risk of scams:
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With the kids returning to school, you’ve earned a sigh of relief. But don’t breathe too easy just yet.
Concerned about identity theft? Be even more concerned for the young children in your life.
Spring cleaning your devices
Spring cleaning should include more than decluttering your garage and closets. Take these simple steps to reduce your risks of identity theft:
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There’s good reason — several, actually — why Monday kicks off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. As the tax-filing season gets under way for 2014 returns, the Internal Revenue Service faces massive budget cuts while two widespread tax scams continue.
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By Doug Shadel, AARP Washington state director
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JPMorgan Chase and at least four other major U.S. financial institutions are reporting hack attacks by cyber criminals who lifted customers’ personal information, according to published accounts.
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Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, birthing that most important government program and, as a result, a coveted prize of identity thieves: your Social Security number.
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In the past 12 months your personal information has likely been stolen, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft.
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