Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don’t actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no.

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Equifax aftermath: How to protect against identity theft

If you are one of the victims of the Equifax breach, you have a heightened risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. And even if you’re not, you should take these precautions.

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Equifax breach: What you need to know [updated]

On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that attackers had gained unauthorized access to private data belonging to an estimated 143 million Americans by exploiting a vulnerability in a website application.

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Tips to stay secure during tax season

What are some ways you can protect your information (and identity) during tax season? Here are tried and true tips to help ease the stress.

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What you need to know about tax identity theft

Tis the season for filing your taxes. Tis also the season for getting your identity stolen. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) saw a nearly 50 percent increase in identity theft complaints in 2015. Of those complaints, almost half were related to tax or wage identity theft. The IRS also reported a huge uptick in…

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