Posts Tagged ‘credit report’

How Do You Protect Yourself from Identity Theft?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

“Interested in credit card theft? There’s an app for that.”

Those were the recent words of Gunter Ollmann, a technology security consultant. To Mr. Ollmann’s point, identity theft is getting easier and easier to perpetrate. Identity thieves are using the internet to find victims and steal their private data.  But, the use of technology swings both ways; consumers are increasingly using it to protect themselves and their identities.  Here are some on- and offline steps you can take to protect yourself from those trying to gain access to your data: (more…)

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What rules have changed regarding credit reports?

Friday, June 11th, 2010

On April 2, the Federal Trade Commission implemented new rules that require websites advertising free reports to direct consumers to the government-approved www.annualcreditreport.com. On September 1, television and radio ads must do the same. (more…)

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