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Consumer Alert

Stolen identity? Get help at IdentityTheft.gov

Bridget Small
When identity theft happens, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why the FTC created IdentityTheft.gov, a one-stop resource for people to report identity theft to law enforcement and to get step
Consumer Alert

Did you get an email or letter about the Equifax settlement?

Jennifer Leach
Lots of people recently got an email or letter about free credit monitoring through the Equifax settlement. That’s because the settlement with Equifax was just approved by a court. So now, if you
Consumer Alert

Is a credit freeze or fraud alert right for you?

Seena Gressin
During Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022, we’ve talked about reducing your risk of identity theft. Credit freezes and fraud alerts can help. Both are free and make it harder for identity thieves to
Consumer Alert

How to tell if someone is using your identity

Alvaro Puig
Taking steps to protect your personal information can help you minimize the risks of identity theft. But what if a thief gets your information anyway? Here are some of the ways thieves might use your
Consumer Alert

Identity theft can happen to anyone

Jim Kreidler
It’s the second day of Identity Theft Awareness Week and today we’re talking about steps that can help reduce your risk of identity theft. Many of us access our online accounts — credit cards