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Identity expert suggests talking with children about phone safety

Your child's whereabouts is something you don't want getting into the wrong hands, but that can be easy to get a hold of. Identity theft...
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Credit vs. debit: Which is better to use to protect funds?

Credit vs. debit — is there a time to use one over the other when it comes to protecting your money from thieves? The greatest...
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As scams get more sophisticated the AARP ‘Imposter IQ Quiz’ tests your knowledge

Judy Schnabel never thought she would be one to fall for a scam. That was until she almost did, "I was shocked. I felt like...
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Using the internet to detect possible fraud cases

Experts suggest consulting the internet to detect a possible scam. Carrie Kerskie, director of identity theft institute at Hodges University, using specific key words, as...
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Credit lock or credit freeze; what’s the difference?

If you're a victim of identity theft or think your information has been compromised, you'll want to put your credit on hold. But do...
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Experts suggest using ‘one-off’ technique to keep information secure

Experts suggest answering security questions as someone else to avoid vulnerability from would-be thieves. The "one-off" technique would allow the consumer to answer questions as...
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How to protect your privacy on your smartphone

Mobile apps can make your life a lot easier. They tap into the information stored on your smartphone to remind you about appointments, find...
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Experts warn consumers to verify before purchasing off online peer-to-peer sites

Experts urge consumers to do their research before purchasing items from online peer-to-peer sites. If a post says its associated with a business, consumers should...
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Experts warn consumers to check businesses, services before hiring

Experts advised consumers should do research and check to make sure a business is authentic before hiring them. Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud...

Consumer Reports find TV security flaws

Could your TV be controlled by hackers? A new investigation by Consumer Reports found millions of smart TVs don't do enough to protect your...

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