September 17, 2013
On April 9, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sponsored the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which aims to mitigate tax fraud in seven ways.Improve...
September 11, 2013
If you have watched Ocean's Eleven (2001), you already know that stealing money from a casino is easy. The biggest problem is how to make it out of the building with the money and your life, intact. The same is true of identity theft and...
September 6, 2013
As we increasingly rely on E-filing tax returns, we increase the efficiency of IRS operations and our convenience. We also strip away some crucial layers of...
July 1, 2013
On the journey to financial freedom, there are the big crises you see coming (replacing an old vehicle, taxes) and the ones you don’t (car accident, major illness,...
June 19, 2013
Like many people, I’m concerned about protecting my financial information from online thieves who want to steal my identity. Identity theft is not a...
June 12, 2013
All a crafty identity thief needs to sign up for credit cards, government benefits or even a driver’s license is a valid Social Security number in many cases, and it doesn’t matter whether that number belongs to an adult or an infant.
May 28, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Can websites be “sinister”?
Actually, they can — if they contain a malware virus called the Citadel Trojan, which can lead to...
May 10, 2013
Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.
One reason card companies are working hard to...
May 10, 2013
Credit card companies are constantly refining their techniques to detect fraud and, for obvious reasons, are reluctant to share specific details of how it’s done.
But there are a few red flags that clue card companies in to fishy activity...
May 7, 2013
Have leisure time, will travel — especially when it comes to traveling overseas: It seems to be the mantra for a growing number of Americans.