Protect Your Rights & Identity

  • 13 ways you may be exposing yourself to fraud

      

    There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And the things you do every day -- from swiping a debit card to...

  • What happens to your online accounts after you die

      

    Unless you deactivate them, your social media accounts could outlive you. So what happens to them after you die? It depends. Read more: Social media used in new form of elderly abuse What...

  • Hackers steal millions of LinkedIn passwords: Here's what you need to do

      

    Quick, what was your LinkedIn password in 2012? OK, now think of every password you use for every service, and make sure that LinkedIn password isn’t reused anywhere. If ever you...

  • Prevent your smartphone from sharing your personal information

      

    Your smartphone could be providing more information about you than you realize. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

  • Help! I think someone opened a credit card in my name

      

    Maybe it’s a sudden influx of subprime credit card offers in your mailbox. Or a bill from an issuer you don’t recognize. Or, even, a debt collection notice...

  • Will it now be easier to sue your bank?

      

    Federal regulators moved one big step closer Thursday to banning contract language that prohibits consumers from joining class-action lawsuits against corporations. The Consumer Financial...

  • Waze alert: Hackers could track you when using app

      

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A vulnerability in a popular navigation app could let hackers track your driving, researchers say. Fusion reports that a security flaw makes it...

  • Top 20 most reputable companies in America

      

    It's been said that a good reputation is worth its weight in gold. For the Top 20 companies on the Reputation Institute's annual U.S. RepTrak 100 report, that couldn't be...

  • Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private

      

    Some old Facebook scams are making the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos or other personal information, it's probably a hoax, and...

  • Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft

      

    Follow these easy steps to avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud this year.

  • Why you need to turn paper statements back on

      

    Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push(['embed']); If you think about all the companies you do business with, they all try...

  • Most reliable 2013 models for used car buyers

      

    Cars are the second largest expense that most people face. So you don't want to waste your money in the automotive arena when you're buying a used vehicle. J.D. Power has announced the...

  • The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do

      

    The IRS says around 700,000 people had their personal information stolen in last year’s hack. Here’s what to do next.

  • Do clean bathrooms make for successful companies?

      

    What are the bathrooms like where you work? And could they be an indicator of the future success of your company? Read more: Time to clean your phone screen: It's dirtier than a public...

  • This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls

      

    If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from fraudulent IRS scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information, then look no further than the Whitepages ID...