Blog Posts - Identity Theft Prevention



How I Get My Credit Report, Credit Score, Credit Rating, Credit Protection and Credit Monitoring All Free!

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to share with you how I get my free credit report, free credit score, credit rating, free credit protection and free credit monitoring online all from one great credit reporting service called Credit Sesame! I...
by OddBall Wealth on Jul 25, 2016

Fraud Alert for All Veterans: Don't Carry Your VA Card in Your Wallet

If you are a veteran you need to start treating your VA card like your Social Security card. When you don't have anything on your calendar requiring it - like an appointment at the VA - leave it at home....
by Give Me Back My Credit on Nov 29, 2013

A Simple Message for Year-Round Online Safety: Stop. Think. Connect.

Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt:  STOP. THINK. CONNECT. The following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips and advice can help you protect your online devices and personal information. Keep software cur...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Oct 4, 2013

October Reminds Us Cyber Security is Our Shared Responsibility

When the White House proclaimed October 2004 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Americans connected to the Internet very differently than they do today. Facebook was only a few months old, and no one had heard of the...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Oct 2, 2013

Tips for Establishing Credit or Repairing Credit Quickly

Whether your credit is damaged or simply non-existent, establishing a credit history takes time, consistency and strategy. While contemplating an approach, it is imperative that you understand your credit rating first. A credit report is a reflection...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jul 26, 2013

Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life

A regular day. You've taken care of business, used some free services, gotten some good deals and revealed all kinds of information about yourself. So at the end of the day, the question is, Who has your information and where...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jul 18, 2013

Identity Scams You Should Watch Out For

Scamming has become more sophisticated. With computer systems for banks and online payments rising in popularity, there are now more access points than ever before. Identity theft in particular has become big business, and there is now a greater prem...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jul 9, 2013

Insider Identity Theft Growing Amid South FL Hospitals

Since 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services has received reports that hundreds of thousands of patients have been affected by breaches at hospitals across Florida. Miami resident Joseph Szot says he was victim. South FL NBC 6's Myriam...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Mar 14, 2013

National Consumer Protection Week: Twitter Chat with Advocates

National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign comprised of more than 60 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national advocacy organizations. The advocacy efforts are focused on helping consumers understand their right...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Mar 5, 2013

Valentine's Day: What's Fraud Got To Do With It? Everything!

They show up in your text or e-mail inbox, messages with a subject line that reads, "You have received a Valentine's card" or "Your sweetheart has sent you a Valentine's Day greeting."  Some may even indicate that, "...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Feb 11, 2013

Valentine's Day: What's ID Theft Got To Do With It? Everything!

They show up in your text or e-mail inbox, messages with a subject line that reads, "You have received a Valentine's card" or "Your sweetheart has sent you a Valentine's Day greeting."  Some may even indicate that, "...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Feb 11, 2013

File Sharers Beware - Your Activities are Anything but Private

It has been quite a while since we've done any stories about online file sharing. Never mind the fact that if you software that works with Bit Torrent, you could be opening up your computer to hackers and thieves. The...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jan 29, 2013

Medical Identity Theft - A Rising Fraud with Adverse Effects

Medical identity theft is among the most devastating and dangerous of identity-related crimes perpetrated against consumers. It occurs when someone misrepresents who they are in order to obtain health-related services. When someone steals your medica...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Jan 15, 2013

Have you Heard About the FixMeStick?

I'd like to tell you about a new product that I recently had an opportunity to try.  Known as the "FixMeStick", it's an antivirus and anti-malware tool that comes preinstalled on a USB flash drive.  Unlike some other antiv...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Dec 17, 2012

I’m a LifeLock Ambassador: Protecting Your Identity with LifeLock + Twitter Party

When I was attending Junior College and working towards my AA degree, I had something happen in my life that changed my attitude towards protecting your identity.  I was in the school library,...
by The Mommy-Files on Dec 13, 2012

How do I Request My Free Credit Report?

This happens to be the most frequently asked question I receive: How can I get my free credit report? AnnualCreditReport.com is the ONLY authorized source for the free annual credit report that's yours by law. The Fair Credit Reporting Act g...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Dec 7, 2012

Credit Bureau Fraud Alerts Help Thwart Identity Theft

It may begin with confusing collection calls for debts you don't owe and quickly progress to credit damage, application denials and even lawsuits. It's identity theft--and no one is safe. Even if you take extreme measures to prevent your personal...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Nov 28, 2012

Holiday Shopping Tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Beyond

It's arrived... the official start to the holiday shopping season is here. Stores have been revealing their big-ticket Black Friday deals, and online shopping outlets are already running specials in the lead-up to major Cyber Monday sales.&a...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Nov 23, 2012

Protect Your ID On The Go. If Not Now, When?

Earlier this week the 5th annual National Protect Your Identity Week campaign kicked-off. The 2012 theme;"Identity Theft Protection on the Go" is geared to remind us all how important it is for us to protect our identities when using our...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Oct 25, 2012

Online Safety Needs To Get Easier

There is a lot of helpful advice about online safety flying around with it being National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Today's guest blogger is Cassie Anderson, marketing manager for online identity service miiCard.  &...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Oct 23, 2012


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