Do you look carefully at the credit card bill you receive? I mean really take great care in looking at it? Criminals are hoping that you do not give it more than a cursory glance.
During the recent National Consumer Protection Week, security professionals with Visa Inc. wanted to provide a greater awareness to consumers regarding e-mail phishing scams.
A teenager from Georgia named James Townsend submitted an application for Discover credit card under a fake name Austin Townsend after finding a social security number on the internet.
A recent report by a leading investigative reporter has revealed that there has been a recent resurrection of the old telemarketing scam thanks to inexpensive online phone services and stolen cellphone accounts.
The latest statistics show that around 75 percent of our daily mail is made up of junk mail. This often includes credit card solicitations, advertising and other junk mail we have no interest in and end up discarding unread.
Online shopping is now an everyday task for many of us as the most popular and convenient way to pick up everything from everyday essentials and services to special gifts.
The most recent credit card theft scheme is a new twist on the usual telephone scams. Thieves are attempting to catch card holders off their guard while they are staying in a hotel by calling them in the middle of the night and posing as hotel staff.
In the wake of the recent Sony PlayStation Network security breach, consumers have a renewed interest in single use credit card numbers.
Protecting your identity in this high-tech world can be just as important as protecting your family or personal belongings. Like most things, you can protect your identity by taking measures into your own hands or by using a professional company.
Identity theft can happen to anyone, and it is on the rise. Unfortunately there is no way to completely prevent identity theft, but there are a set of steps you can follow to significantly decrease your exposure to id theft. Preventing identity theft takes patience and persistence on the part of consumers, but the sacrifice far outweighs the consequences of neglecting identity protection and falling victim to identity theft.