It’s easy to think that identity theft is only a problem for adults, but statistics from last year reveal that it’s twice as likely that a child’s ID is stolen over an adult’s. Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn has some advice.
Your identity used to be tethered to your birth certificate or your Social Security number. But because of the ways tech and social media titans like Facebook prefer to secure accounts, that’s changed. Now, your cellphone number is the key — and it’s raising concerns.
Many experts agree that freezing your credit report is the strongest way to protect against identity theft. Starting Friday, you’ll be able to do it free of charge.
A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Ahmad ‘Umar Agha and Firas Dardar with conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.
We’re concerned about online privacy, yet we willingly give up so much personal information. Here’s how to hack the hackers.
A Henrico man was sentenced to four years in jail for stealing the identity of a deceased child and using that to steal from his employer and purchase a gun.
Maryland lawmakers will consider legislation to help you lock identity thieves out of your credit.
Two of Maryland’s top elected officials urged seniors to guard their personal information and encouraged adult children to keep track of their parents’ financial dealings as part of an effort to bring attention to elder financial abuse and fraud.
With the recent breach at credit bureau Equifax, Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn answers questions that you may have about what to do if you’re affected.
The rise of the internet has forced us to seek easy-access communications at the expense of personal security. Consider these strategies to keep your intimate data on lockdown.
Local police and shipping companies are warning consumers to beware of package delivery email scams this holiday season.
A program called Trusteer Endpoint Protection is a legitimate program and may even be recommended by your bank to fight identity theft. Find out how it works and what you should consider if you’re interested in installing it on your device.
Forty-one million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft but consumers are doing little to protect themselves, according to Bankrate.com.
A Virginia man whose multiple fraud schemes unraveled in part after he used a Hollywood actress’ photo on a fake passport has pleaded guilty to identity theft and fraud charges.
Thieves hacked the accounts of more than 350,000 taxpayers and used the data to concoct fraudulent tax returns, a report finds.
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