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Credit Freezes, Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Credit freezes are one of the most effective ways for consumers to protect themselves against identity theft.  Data breaches at banks, healthcare providers, insurance companies and credit processors have left consumers vulnerable to fraudsters, and freezing access to your credit file may help you avoid becoming a victim. What exactly is a credit freeze?  A credit freeze […]

Tightening Things Up: Increased Protection for your Social Security Account

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has tightened security to reduce the threat from hackers and identity thieves. Now, when you log into your SSA account you will have an extra step to authenticate your identity. You start by doing what you’ve always done, give your username and password. If you haven’t already, the Social Security site will[…..]