February 26, 2019
Fraudulent Vehicle Sales

Crooks may use your name and SSN to buy cars that they sell overseas.

Updated June 1, 2018
What You Need To Know About Instagram’s Privacy Policy

Have you ever given any thought to the kinds of data Instagram collects from you, and to what ends? Learn about Instagram's privacy policy today!

January 28, 2019
Why Do Some Kids Have a Poor Credit Score at Age 15?

Cybercriminals can use your kid's SSN to construct new identities, and the theft may go undiscovered for years.

February 14, 2019
Protect the Ones You Love from Identity Theft

Everyone is vulnerable to identity theft, keep your family save from the risks of identity theft with Identity Guard. Get Protected with Identity Guard!

November 21, 2018
Identity Guard Receives Editor's Choice Award

Identity Guard is honored to be awarded the Editor’s Choice Award from badcredit.org.

November 11, 2018
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….for Cybercriminals

Learn more about how to help keep yourself safe while scouting for deals online.

October 1, 2018
4 Signs of Cyberbullying

Is your child a victim of cyberbullying?

September 27, 2018
New Law about Free Credit Freezes

Credit reporting agencies have started to offer free credit freezes for individuals who may be the victims of fraud, due to new laws passed by Congress.

September 19, 2018
What Are the Risks of Using Mobile Banking Apps?

The convenience of mobile banking is not without its security risks.

September 12, 2018
Identity Theft and Online Gaming: How Cybercriminals Target Unsuspecting Players

Fortnite is popular, free to start and highly addictive. Unfortunately, identity thieves are targeting its millions of players.

September 5, 2018
Can AI Solve America's Cyberbullying Epidemic?

Cyberbullying is everywhere in this connected age. How can you fight back?

August 28, 2018
What Can You Do to Protect Your Kids from Identity Theft This School Year?

It's never too soon to defend a child's personally identifiable information from theft and fraud.

August 21, 2018
Can Identity Theft Affect Your Retirement?

Protecting yourself from identity theft is not just about protecting your credit – it’s also vital for keeping your retirement…

August 20, 2018
College Freshmen: Watch Out for Identity Theft Risk

Newly independent college students may be unwittingly walking into identity theft risk

August 14, 2018
How to Prevent Data Loss While Vacationing

Traveling for vacation is a fun way to spend the summer months, but it can put your personal information at risk.

June 6, 2018
Child Identity Theft: Risk Patterns and Protection

Adults aren't the only ones at risk of identity theft. Never-used personally identifiable information from their children may be used for fraudulent purposes.

February 20, 2017
Is the Encrypted WhatsApp Video Safe to Use?

WhatsApp is extremely popular because it stresses security, but users can do more to boost their privacy on the app. Learn how you can be more secure!

February 1, 2017
How Your Old Phone Number is Putting You at Risk

When you change phone numbers, your old number isn't just deactivated and instead is put back into use within 90 days. Learn how this could impact you!

September 9, 2017
3 Recent Cases of Identity Theft

Identity theft can take on many forms. Learn how to better protect you identity from these recent cases of identity theft in Florida, Colorado and Iowa.

June 8, 2016
What Happens When Your Driver’s License is Stolen

If you believe that you've lost your drivers license, there are important steps that you must take immediately. Learn what a thief can do with your license!

August 15, 2018
How Much Do Parents Know About School Data Collection?

Parents are understandably worried about whether their children’s privacy is being protected. However, personal data protection rules are complex, and not everyone is aware of what they need to know.

August 10, 2018
Are College Students Prepared For Many ID Theft Risks?

Children are completely unaware of their financial records and who may be taking advantage of them

June 25, 2017
8 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft

Child identity theft is one of the fastest-growing forms of ID theft. Check out these tips to hep you protect you child from identity theft.

Jobs Site Data Breach Exposes Personal Information

By their very nature, job application and recruiting company hold large amounts of sensitive information of job-seeking individuals. And just like any other organization, they can – and most likely will – be targeted for data breaches.

August 13, 2018
College Students: Beware of ID Theft When Buying Textbooks

The start of a new college year should always be an exciting time, even when engaging in seemingly mundane but necessary activities like buying all of one’s necessary textbooks. Unfortunately, textbook sales have, in recent years, have become a channel through which malicious scam artists steal college and university students’ personal and financial information.

July 28, 2018
Prepare College Students to Protect Their Identities

Moving your child to college or helping them enroll locally can be a very stressful experience for both students and parents, without the added worry of potential identity theft. According to Consumer Reports, college students are at a higher risk of identity theft.

March 23, 2017
What To Do If You’re The Victim Of Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft is pervasive and could impact you in a number of ways. Here's what you can do in the aftermath of this kind of crime.

What is a Security Freeze?

Learn more about if a security freeze can help you protect your credit, and why it may not be enough to stop identity thieves.

March 24, 2016
What is Digital Privacy?

We break down what “digital privacy” means and how it can affect how you protect your identity.

June 22, 2016
What Should Victims Do After a Data Breach?

It is important to act quickly after a data breach, because your reaction speed can make all the difference. Learn what steps to take.

May 23, 2017
How Technology is Changing Identity Theft

Identity thieves have adapted their methods as we become more reliant on technology for communication, presenting more challenges for consumers.

April 24, 2018
Taking Down Black-Market Site “Infraud”

While the possibility of identity theft and fraud are ever-present today, the danger can still feel somewhat abstract. The idea of nefarious criminals selling stolen credentials can seem far away from an everyday life of Facebook scrolling and Google spreadsheets.

August 8, 2017
A Summer Snapshot of Identity Theft

Protecting you identity may be the last thing on your mind while you're soaking in some sun, but don't let fraud ruin a great summer!

August 30, 2017
What Does a Phishing Attack Look Like?

Do you know how to recognize and avoid a phishing attempts? Learn more about how to identify a phishing attack in emails, and even text messages.

December 19, 2016
Smart Locks May Have Security Deficiencies

Are smart locks a smart investment? Learn more about how smart locks could help or hinder your security efforts.

October 4, 2017
Are Smart Cities Actually the Smartest Idea?

The rush to embrace smart technologies enabled by the internet of things has caused some security concerns to be downplayed.

February 3, 2018
To Shred or Not to Shred: Tax Season Preparation

With tax season nearly upon us, it's vital that consumers know which documents to keep, and which they should safely shred.

January 15, 2018
Shredding to Protect Your Identity

Shredding important documents is a great way to help prevent identity theft. But which documents should you shred and when should you shred them?

September 18, 2017
How to Promote Cybersecurity in Everyday Life

It can take some time and effort to make cybersecurity practices your new normal, but it can also be worth it to help protect your identity.

March 12, 2018
On Alert for Identity Theft Committed Via Medical Data

Medical data is an enticing target for hackers today because of its provides a versatile amount of information and ways to exploit victim information.

January 12, 2017
New Year, New Resolutions, and New Passwords

Help increase your password security and give yourself a better chance of keeping your resolutions with these steps 2018.

September 15, 2017
New Twists and Turns in HBO Hacking Scandal

Premium cable juggernaut HBO has shown itself to be just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as any consumer.

March 27, 2016
My Tax Refund Was Stolen, Now What?

If you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, here are a few steps you should be sure to take to recover your identity.

November 30, 2017
Monitoring Your Children’s Browsing Online

Young people spend a significant amount of time in virtual spaces, which means that adults must protect and guide them into using these resources responsibly. What are the best ways to monitor and protect your kids as they browse the internet?

April 11, 2017
IRS Summarizes “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

Take a closer look at the IRS list of the top 12 tax scams affecting Americans in the 2017 tax season.

March 10, 2016
How To Order a Free Credit Report

Learn how to order you credit report to help you keep an eye on your identity.

March 31, 2017
Don’t Get Fooled By Phishing This April Fool’s Day

Phishing grows more pervasive all the time, and consumers need to be able to identify when they're being targeted, and what they can do about it.

October 12, 2017
Dissecting the HBO Hack

HBO’s popular show Game of Thrones has experience an unusually high rate of hackers attempting (and succeeding) to steal scripts and completed shows from the premium cable network.

January 11, 2018
Device Disposal without Compromising Security

What risks do you take when throwing away your digital storage devices? Learn how to properly dispose of devices without compromising your security.

October 29, 2017
Credit Freeze: Effective ID Theft Protection?

Learn more about how identity theft protection can help protect you in more ways than a credit freeze with the bureaus can.

November 21, 2017
Consumer’s Safety Guide to the Online Shopping Season

There’s no reason to go shopping without protection this holiday season. Learn how to protect your identity while filling up your shopping cart, online and offline.

May 21, 2018
Consumer Concerns: Internet of Things Data Security

Think about the devices you own that are collecting data about your activities right now. If you use a fitness tracker on a smartwatch or phone, you are generating a trail of readings. Sensors on your car may be collecting information about when, where and how you’re using it.

September 15, 2016
Can Wearable Devices Put Your Security At Risk?

Your new gadget on your write could be compromising your privacy. Learn more about how these wearable devices could put you at risk.

May 14. 2018
Changing Identity Theft Tactics

Identity theft has been a part of the financial threat landscape for years, dating back to before the digital revolution. The ability to steal money, directly or indirectly, through impersonating someone is a well-worn instrument in the fraud toolbox.

October 23, 2017
Can a Credit Freeze Protect Your Identity?

Is it worth it to enact a credit freeze? Or are credit freezes just an an extreme measure to protect against identity fraud?

February 23, 2017
Avoid The Various Risks of Tax Fraud

The more you know about the risks you face this tax season, the more you can help yourself identify and combat tax fraud and identity theft.

February 17, 2017
Are Your Devices Spying On You?

With more devices being connected to the internet, what concerns do consumers have about these devices spying and invading their personal privacy.

May 29, 2017
5 Apps to Help Keep You Safe While Traveling

These five apps are specifically designed to help keep you safe while traveling abroad.

August 15. 2017
Amazon Echo and the Future of Privacy

Voice activated home devices are growing in popularity - but could that accessibility have a negative effect on our personal privacy?

May 1, 2018
AI Technology Improving Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is based on constant escalation of the technological stakes. Every new advancement in defensive technology seems to be met and surpassed by criminals and their latest developments

June 21, 2016
8 Warning Signs of Identity Theft

Identity theft is a major problem for American consumers, but many people don’t know how to recognize the warning signs that could alert them to the crime.

July 24, 2017
What Do Sharks and Identity Thieves Have in Common?

There are more than a few similarities between great whites and identity thieves, circling and waiting to strike. Here's how you can help keep them away.

May 12, 2017
What to Do If You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

If you're a victim of identity theft, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are 5 quick steps to follow if you become a victim of identity theft.

Updated June 5, 2018
What You Need To Know About Facebook’s Privacy Policy

Facebook, one of the most popular social networks in the world, has a dubious recent history with user data protection. What do you need to know about this platform?

December 14, 2017
Why are Kids Targeted for Identity Theft?

You're never too young to be a victim of identity theft. Learn more about why thieves often target children for identity theft and fraud.

June 5, 2017
What is Smishing and Why Was it Added to the Dictionary

This new term 'smishing' reflects how criminals are turning to text messages to gather personal information.

April 3, 2017
Stolen Identities Used for Unemployment Fraud

Identity theft can expand beyond the mainstream credit card fraud. Take a look at how thieves are finding new ways to receive money in your name.