Cash or credit used to be the biggest question in the checkout line. Now? Swipe or insert. Chip cards — those using EMV technology — arrived in the U.S. a year ago this month, and despite cries from consumers, studies show the cards
We explore how a Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton presidency could impact online security, potential dangers to your identity and access to federal information.
Name, address, date of birthdate, Social Security number. How many times have you filled out those fields on a form, not giving a second guess as to whether you should provide the information?
Tips abound on protecting digital information, but what about good ol’ fashioned paper documents? A stack of old bills, statements and unopened junk mail can be a treasure trove for an enterprising dumpster diver. Read on for ways to protect yourself.
There are a handful of documents that follow us through life. They’re vital when we need them, tucked away when we don’t and, if they go missing, scary to lose.
Financial fraud comes dressed up lots of different ways, but those schemes (think Ponzi and pyramid), fraud and scams all have one purpose: getting your hard-earned money.
Your phone, laptop and tablet are worth more than you might realize. Personal electronics are an easy mark for thieves. They’re valuable, small, (thus easy to conceal) and easy to sell.
These days, it feels like no one is safe from hackers, fraudsters and identity thieves, including the U.S. government.
We’ve all done it: shared something we probably shouldn’t have via text, email, instant message or otherwise. You might not think twice about sharing your Netflix login info or an employment form with someone at work.
Give most children a cell phone or tablet, and it won’t take long to realize he or she is as adept (or, likely, more so) than an adult.