Posted on February 10th, 2011 No comments
Three credit report resellers whose lax security procedures allowed hackers to steal the credit reports of nearly 2,000 consumers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to take reasonable steps to protect consumers' personal information against identity theft.
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Credit Report Resellers Exposed Consumers to Identity Theft: FTC
Posted on December 11th, 2010 No comments
So this holiday season, be aware of where your credit card goes when it leaves your hands and is hauled away by a waiter or waitress.
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Credit Card Fraud: Watch Your Credit Card At Restaurants
Posted on December 10th, 2010 No comments
Mobile phones offer shoppers the resources of the Web while they’re in a store and enable retailers to deliver the most relevant deals. But shoppers can also use them to make purchases with their credit or debit cards, though they could be opening themselves up to identity theft…
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More consumers let their smartphones do the shopping
Posted on November 24th, 2010 No comments
Bankrate.com reported that debit and credit card skimmers steal nearly $1 billion annually from unsuspecting consumers. Javelin Strategy & Research experts estimate that an alarming one in five people have fallen victim to skimmers. A recent poll conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that 66 percent of responde…
Posted on October 28th, 2010 No comments
Fairwinds Credit Union, RBC data loss incident circa 2010-10-14
Posted on September 27th, 2010 No comments
Credit experts are warning college students and young adults to monitor their credit information and prevent identity theft. It can take someone who recently turned 18 several months to realize they have been the victim of identity theft and by the time they do, it may be too late, Consumer 10's Kurt Ludlow reported on Thursday.
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College Students Increasingly Victims Of ID Theft
Posted on October 2nd, 2009 No comments
ITRC Letter Form 124A – Request a Credit Freeze
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Letter Form 124A – Request a Credit Freeze
Posted on September 29th, 2009 No comments
Durham police report that local residents have been getting calls and emails claiming that they owe money for utility bills. Police say these calls are fraudulent and warn residents to beware.
Scam calls hitting Durham
Posted on September 24th, 2009 No comments
The ITRC is proud to support the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and Council of Better Business Bureaus joint National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) October 17-24, 2009.
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Letter Form 115-1 – A Letter from the Victim to the Credit Issuer when the imposter will not cooperatePosted on September 7th, 2009 No comments
ITRC Letter Form 115-1 – A Letter from the Victim to the Credit Issuer when the imposter will not cooperate