Your Security

With cyber threats on the rise, 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

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?

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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.

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Safe disposal of cell phones

Dear Consumer Ed:  I have an old cell phone that I want to dispose of. How can I do this in a way that will not harm the environment and will prevent others from obtaining any personal information that is or was stored on the device?

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