IDENTITY #FRAUD #HITS ONE IN #TEN #BRITS

A new survey has found that nearly one in ten Britons is the victim of identity fraud. The survey adds that people aged under-30 are the most vulnerable to such fraud since they are poor at keeping personal details safe. The survey of 2,200 adults by YouGov found that two-thirds…


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4 #Things That Are #Behind #Your 401(k) #Fees

Fees are the one thing everyone can agree on in 401(k) plans, and the consensus is they are too high. Some feel that if they pay anything as part of their company 401(k) plan they are paying too much. An important element in the fee conversation that has been missing…


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Long #Beach #identity theft #victim #alleges #credit bureaus are #reporting #inaccurate #information

A Long Beach resident claims that fraudulent charges are being reported on her national credit profiles. Fadia Maarouf filed a complaint on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Citibank NA, Equifax Inc., Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Trans Union LLC alleging violation…


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Public’s help #sought in #finding #identity theft suspect #active in #Riverside, San Diego #counties

Authorities reached out to the public Monday for help in identifying and locating a woman wanted for stealing people’s personal identifying information in San Diego and Riverside counties and using it to open credit lines in their names. In late February, the thief stole an Encinitas resident’s identity, tried to…


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Preventing #Identity #Theft I’d Theft Types of #Identity Theft #Identity Theft #Equifax #Transunion

Identity theft isn’t just on the rise anymore- it is soaring. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) an estimated 10 million people fall victim to identity theft each year in the United States alone, and the U.S. Department of Justice Statistics states that identity theft is now surpassing drug…


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Identity #thief suspect go on #shopping #spree at #GameStop locations, #police say

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to locate two identity thief suspects. Lawrenceville Police said the two female suspects “hijacked” the victim’s identity and later reported the credit card stolen to the bank. Police said the bank then sent a replacement card to the victim’s home…


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4 #Surprising Ways Your #Identity Could Be #Stolen

Fraudulent activity is like the fruit fly of the adult world — it’s not super necessary, it helps no one and everyone freaks out when it’s around. Not everyone has experienced financial theft, but those who have still have serious anxiety every time they check their bank accounts and notice…


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AG #Hawley #warns of #IRS phone #scams and #tax #identity fraud #theft during #tax season

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley reminds Missouri taxpayers to be wary of telephone and email scams throughout tax season. In past years, phone scammers have acted like IRS agents in order to steal money. “During tax season, my Office sees a rise in complaints from consumers regarding phone calls that…


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Why you #should #freeze your #child’s #credit

For years, identity theft expert Eva Velasquez warned parents that freezing their children’s credit reports was difficult, problematic and probably unnecessary. Velasquez, chief executive officer of the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center, has since changed her mind. Or rather, the sheer volume and severity of database breaches — including last…


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7 #Steps to #Fight Back Against #Identity #Theft

If your identity is stolen, you should notify the authorities along with your bank and credit card providers, and immediately review your credit report to look for fraudulent activity. (Experian provides a free credit report, with no credit card required. Additionally, you can get a free credit report from each…


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