Credit Education and Millennials: a BIG Opportunity for Fintechs

By | June 25th, 2019|Credit Education, Fintech, Identity Protection|

Consumers don’t always understand the context of their credit score and it’s not always obvious what is needed to do to improve their creditworthiness. The truth is there’s a lot more to a credit score than just a number, and the stakes can be high for everyday people.

2019 Identity Protection Forecast

By | January 7th, 2019|Identity Protection, Loyalty|

Services that protect consumers from identity theft and fraud are expected to skyrocket in 2019, according to a new report by Fact.MR. In 2018, nearly 1,000 data breaches have exposed the personal data of more than 47 million consumers, including 1.7 million records hacked at banking, credit and financial institutions. During 2017, a total of 16.7 million consumers were [...]

Three Ways ID Protection Services Help Banks Build Customer Loyalty

By | April 19th, 2018|Banking, Identity Protection|

According to a Harris Poll/Feedzai survey, only around 25% of Americans trust banks with their data. One clear path to regaining that trust is to via robust ID protection services. “While consumers may not think about the complex wiring and plumbing of companies and organizations and how they wheel and deal personal data, there is [...]

Back To School: Child Identity Theft Prevention Tips

By | August 14th, 2017|Identity Protection|

“Child identity theft or fraud will affect one in four children before they are 18 years old,” says Michael Bruemmer, Vice President of Consumer Protection at Experian Consumer Services. Children are especially lucrative targets for cyber criminals as parents don’t typically check their child’s credit report, where the theft can go unnoticed for several years. [...]

Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

By | March 7th, 2017|Identity Protection|

Every year, tax season gives way to a fresh wave of identity theft-related crimes that affect millions of Americans. In 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission tracked a whopping 47% increase in identity theft complaints. Tax refund fraud was a major contributor to this spike, with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez naming tax refund fraud as [...]

Safe Shopping Tips During the Holidays

By | December 9th, 2016|Identity Protection, Online Safety|

The holiday season is a whirlwind of wintry weather, family and friends, and shopping – a lot of shopping. The National Retail Federation predicts retail sales in November and December will increase 3.6 percent, reaching $655.8 billion. Online shopping is expected to increase between seven and ten percent from last year to a staggering $117 [...]

The Real Cost of Identity Theft

By | September 9th, 2016|Identity Protection|

Unfortunately, identity theft can happen to anyone and has far-reaching consequences for its victims. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s most recent study, 17.6 million people in the US experience some form of identity theft each year. This includes activities such as fraudulent credit card transactions or personal information being used to open [...]

Memorial Day Bargain or Scam? Tips for Secure Online Shopping

By | May 27th, 2016|Identity Protection, Malware and Scams|

National holidays are a time to get together with family, enjoy some time off, and relax. Unfortunately, they’re also a gold mine for cyber criminals. With Memorial Day almost upon us, retailers are promoting their special offers for the holiday weekend. To keep your online shopping deals from turning into a hacker’s opportunity to steal, [...]

Keeping Kids Safe From Identity Theft

By | December 7th, 2015|Identity Protection|

It’s something you may not think about very often—your child’s personally identifiable information being used for identity theft. Most children’s Social Security number (SSN) and personal information remain unused until they turn 18, leaving years for identity thieves to cause serious damage. It’s common for parents to use a child’s SSN for routine activities, like [...]

Understanding the IoT Convenience/Security Tradeoff

By | October 8th, 2015|Identity Protection, Industry News|

If you’ve been to a music festival recently, you may have noticed something convenient about your wristband. Sure, it serves its main purpose of getting you into the event, but with recent technology, it now has the capability to do quite a bit more. Take for instance Austin City Limits music festival, which took place [...]

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