ID Protection

The road to recovery: What to do when your identity is stolen

In a world where information changes hands with the simple click of a mouse, our identities are now vulnerable to a nearly infinite range of threats. If your identity is compromised, you may notice unrecognizable charges on your credit card statement or checks written in your name that you don’t remember writing. Or you might receive a call from your credit union with questions about suspicious charges or withdrawals. Learning that your identity may have been stolen can be a frightening experience, but the following steps will help to get your identity back in your hands.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection

Combating ID Theft: Advanced tips and tools for protecting your identity

From checking account numbers to Social Security numbers, we all have a lot of personal information. And that information needs to be guarded because, as data-protection specialist and SAC FCU partner DataShield points out, identity theft does happen – with frightening regularity. If you read our previous post on identity theft, you already know how to avoid phishing scams and take other basic precautions for protecting your identity. Here are some additional steps you can take and tools you can use to make sure nobody gets away with pretending to be you.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection

ID theft: simple steps can help protect your data

There’s no denying that the lightning-fast development of the Internet and huge jumps in technology in the past two decades have transformed how we handle day-to-day transactions, from banking and paying bills to shopping and booking trips. But with the good comes the bad: According to Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2013 Identity Fraud Report, there was one incident of identity fraud every three seconds last year. And according to a recent report from the FTC, identity fraud topped its list of complaints for the fifth consecutive year. Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor