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6 Tips for Veterans to Prevent Identity Theft

EPF November 7, 2015

Not long ago, veterans were considered the most-targeted group by identity thieves in the United States. In fact, 26.5 million identities were compromised as a result of poor data encryption. Veteran

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What is a Credit Freeze?

EPF November 6, 2015

A credit freeze is a complete lock-down of your credit report. It involves restricting the major credit bureaus from selling or sharing your data to creditors. By doing so, the only new

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What is a Fraud Alert?

EPF October 31, 2015

[toc] A fraud alert is a feature offered by each of the three major credit report bureaus -- Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. It is used to mark credit reports to

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Types of Identity Theft – What Are They and How Do They Work?

EPF October 26, 2015

Identity captors are all around you -- in fact, they surround you. And it’s just a matter of time before you become one of the many millions of American identity

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Celebrity Identity Theft – Do Famous People Have to Worry?

EPF October 26, 2015

When your information is out in the open, you never know if someone is going to abuse it. This dynamic is much worse if you are a celebrity, as there

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The Types of Social Engineering Identity Theft and How They Work

EPF October 26, 2015

You should assume that your identity is not safe. There are just too many ways to compromise it. All it takes is to have a smart enough person trying to

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Criminal Identity Theft – Watch Out Before It’s Too Late!

EPF October 26, 2015

Criminal identity theft is a particular type of identity crime that involves the impersonation of others for the purpose of bypassing criminal liability. This type of identity theft often involves

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How Does Identity Theft Affect Your Credit Score?

EPF October 26, 2015

If you become an identity theft victim, laws in the U.S. will protect you from being held financially liable. While that is comforting to know, there are still concerns over

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What is Phishing?

EPF October 13, 2015

Phishing refers to the act of trying to steal someone’s sensitive information by tricking them to believe something is authentic. This is a technique that is often used by Internet

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Why You Should Buy Identity Theft Protection?

EPF October 12, 2015

Identity theft protection is not a cash grab. It’s simple, you cannot protect yourself from identity theft. No matter what you do, an attacker will be able to outsmart you.

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