Tag Archives: identity theft

6 credit lessons for pro athletes (and all of us)

John Egan

Joe McLean is a coach. But he doesn’t coach athletes on the court or on the field. Instead of X’s and O’s, McLean is all about numbers. McLean is a financial coach, so to speak, who teaches his clients –…
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You don’t take my advice and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 5 months It’s been nearly half a year since that ghastly Equifax breach and the news that’s coming out keeps looks grimmer. There’s no regulation in sight and a lot of options for locking your…
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Identity theft: 4 ways to cut your risk

Kelly Dilworth

My sister asked me recently if I thought she should freeze her credit indefinitely so that an identity thief couldn’t open any accounts in her name. The reason for her question: She had received an unsettling letter in the mail…
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Your Social Security number is worth peanuts on the dark web

Susan Ladika

Every time I talk to Internet security experts, they tell me that if a fraudster gets his hands on your Social Security number, he’s got the “keys to the kingdom,” and can use that information to perpetrate all kinds of…
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Too-smart toys could steal your child’s personal info

Susan Ladika

Smart toys such as Furby Connect and My Friend Cayla may be on your kid’s holiday gift list. But such toys also are on the FBI’s warning list. Interactive, internet-connected toys are outfitted with microphones, cameras, data storage components, and…
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