Your Security

Your Security

With cyber threats so widespread, it is critical to know how to keep your data safe and what to do if your information does get compromised

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Avoiding Identity Theft

Easy tips to help protect yourself from identity theft, and key contact information for three credit bureaus.

Tips for ID Theft Victims

Do you think you may be a victim of identity theft? Review a list of high-priority steps to take to protect yourself and your credit. 

Credit Freeze

It is now free for all consumers to place a security freeze on their credit file with every nationwide credit reporting agency. 

Latest Security Articles

Is it legal for doctors and pharmacies to require that I provide my date of birth?

Dear Consumer Ed:  Is it legal for pharmacies and doctors’ offices to require me to provide them with my date of birth? I’m told they can’t look up my file without it, but it seems like I’m giving out my DOB on a daily basis and I worry about identity theft. 

Reducing the risk of check and financial fraud

Dear Consumer Ed:  Since the front of my personal checks show my bank’s routing number and my bank account number, what’s to stop someone from using that information to have their bills paid through an automatic draft from my account?

Protecting yourself from cell phone account fraud

Dear Consumer Ed:  I have frozen my credit with Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion to help reduce my risk of identity theft. I just heard that I could be at risk of cell phone fraud because there is another credit reporting agency that keeps data on telecommunications and utilities accounts.