Protect Your Rights & Identity

  • The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices

      

    Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals, and other medical providers is booming. But there is a way to protect yourself… Read more: 10 things millennials should know about...

  • Phone scams make a comeback

      

    Do you know what caller ID spoofing is? It's a big problem with fraud rings. It's where the phone rings and the caller ID says it's from your bank, or the hospital, or wherever, so you...

  • Data breach exposes credit info of Web.com customers

      

    Jacksonville, Fla. — Credit card information of more than 90,000 Web.com customers may be compromised in the latest cyber attack. The Jacksonville-based company recently discovered an...

  • Ashley Madison saga highlights what you can do in a data breach

      

    There's a new chapter today in the Ashley Madison saga. As you probably now know, Ashley Madison is a popular dating website that hooks up people who want to cheat on their spouse. Now the...

  • Two inventors develop new app to stop robocalls

      

    Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles have won a competition hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that offered a large bounty for solving the robocall problem, according to Consumerist. Federal...

  • How debit card chips fight fraud

      

    More and more debit cards issued in the U.S. will be embedded with a chip that's meant to fight fraud. Read more: 2 reasons to never use a debit card at a gas station About...

  • 15 must-have items for your emergency survival kit

      

    The New Yorker’s viral July article has a lot of people talking about emergency preparation. If a national disaster strikes in your area, will you and your family be prepared? Read more:...

  • Android phones at risk for a serious new virus

      

    Here’s a new vulnerability in your Android phone, and steps you can take to protect your device.

  • Cheap way to hire a private detective online

      

    If you're dating someone you met online, how can you be sure that person is really who they say they are? Meeting people online was something that did not exist when I was single. Back then...

  • Google wants to sequence your DNA on Ancestry.com

      

    If you are worried about social media and websites having too much access to your digital information (ahem, Ashley Madison), imagine a tech giant getting access to your very DNA. A...

  • Credit freeze is real answer to LifeLock question

      

    LifeLock is a company I am asked about regularly. They are a heavy advertiser on both the web and radio. Yet while they're a legitimate business, they're also one of the most overhyped...

  • Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat

      

    Apparently you shouldn't trust the website that targets people you shouldn't trust. 'Life is short. Have an affair.' That's the slogan of Ashley Madison,...

  • CVS, Costco warn of possible data breach with online photo service

      

    NEW YORK — CVS and Costco are warning customers that an online photo service data breach may have occurred. The online photo service for both companies was shut down pending an...

  • Gov't: Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million Americans

      

    Massive data breaches at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year were apparently a lot worse than officials previously estimated. In a...

  • Don't give your Social Security number at these places!

      

    When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social Security number is that I don't do it, unless I know it's absolutely,...