How to Freeze Your Credit and Stay Safe Online
Scams Data breaches and hack attacks are a fact of life. To protect your identity and your financial information, use these three simple best practices. And if you really want to be safe, consider freezing your credit. Here’s how.
By Taylor Schulte, CFP PublishedScams
Crooks Using New Schemes to Steal Your Identity
Scams ID thieves are splicing together data from multiple victims, who are often in the dark.
By Thomas H. Blanton PublishedScams
Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?
Scams Find out which retail chains have been hit and where you can go for help to protect yourself from identity theft, scams and financial fraud.
By Andrea Browne Taylor PublishedScams
IRS Scams: How to Spot Them and Report Them
Scams If you're getting hounded by calls, emails or letters from the IRS, how do you know they're legit? Here are some warning signs of scams to watch out for.
By Barbara Shapiro, CFP®, CDFA®, CeFT PublishedScams
These Services Alert You to Identity Theft. Are They Worth It?
Scams A number of services promise to notify you if you are a victim of credit fraud. But you'll pay a hefty fee.
By Miriam Cross PublishedScams
Senior Scams: A 'New Friend' May Signal a Big Problem
Scams From lavish spending to social withdrawal, what to look for to ensure an aging loved one isn't a victim of elder financial abuse.
By Eleanor Laise PublishedScams
Finding Romance Later in Life
Scams Many seniors who are divorced, widowed or simply still single don't want to spend retirement alone. Here are tips for dating after 60.
By Mary Kane PublishedScams
How to Spot a Scam: Here are 3 I Dodged
Scams Financial scams often come with some easy-to-spot red flags, but some are trickier. So, before you click on that fun online quiz to see what movie character you're most like, consider what information you're giving away.
By Sean McDonnell, CFP® PublishedScams
E-mails From the IRS -- and Other Signs of a Tax Scam
Scams Identity thieves are getting more sophisticated at tricking taxpayers into revealing their personal information. Here are some scams you may encounter this tax season and ways to tell fact from fraud.
By Kimberly Lankford PublishedScams