FTC:The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

FTC: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do SHARE THIS PAGE Facebook Twitter Linked-In From the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, […]

FCC: Data breaches and you – a new video

Data breaches and you – a new video

By the FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

Another data breach. And this time, it’s your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the FTC.

Go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/data-breaches-and-you-new-video?utm_source=govdelivery

The video walks you through the steps to take if your information […]

FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Have You Heard About Tax Identity Theft?

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also […]

National Consumer Protection Week: Consumer.gov – Prepaid Cards, Using Credit, Identity Theft

National Consumer Protection Week

Consumer.gov Consumer protection basics… plain and simple.

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National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013: FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012 Identity Theft Tops List for 13th Consecutive Year

Identity theft is once more the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission, which has released its 2012 annual report of complaints. 2012 marks the first year in which the FTC received more than 2 million complaints […]

The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

Most experienced Internet users believe they can recognize email phishing ploys and probably feel confident that they will not “take the bait” by erroneously clicking on a malicious email. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department reports that in 2010, 8.6 million families in the […]

2012 Protect Your Identity Week October 20-27: ID Theft Protection on the Go

This year’s theme is “ID Theft Protection on the Go We all love our cell phones, but with the convenience of smart phones came the opportunity for thieves to help themselves to our personal information. Check out these smart phone safety articles. Your Identity is On(the)line Cell Phone Smart Tips Best Practices for Safe […]

Stop.Think.Connect Campaign – Facts, Tips and Videos

Did you know?

90% of Americans say they want to learn more about keeping safer on the Internet. More facts.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.

Use security settings to control online identity.

When you cross the street, you look […]

It’s Back-to-School Time: Protecting Kids’ Identities

 

It’s Back-to-School Time: Protecting Kids’ Identities

As back-to-school time approaches, children may be thinking about meeting up with friends to share stories about their summer adventures. But when it comes to personal information, parents and kids need to be careful about sharing too much. These days the casual use of sensitive data (like a […]

OnGuardOnline – Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft

Safeguarding Your Child Against Identity Theft

FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education

Did you know that a child’s personal information can be stolen from somewhere as ordinary as a school or doctor’s office? In fact, the number of complaints to the FTC about child identity theft is on the rise. An adult may […]