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The Dark Web: A Superstore for Identity Thieves

Deep within the internet is a secretive place where criminals buy and sell your private information  

Identity Theft Prevention

Perfect Scam Podcast: Meet the Godfather of the Dark Web

Expert Brett Johnson explains how to protect yourself from cybercriminals

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Fraud expert Frank Abagnale offers 10 easy steps to help beat identity thieves.

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How Savvy Are You About Identity Theft?

Take our quiz and find out what you should be doing to protect yourself

Types of Identity Theft

Social Security Scams

Keep an eye on your account online before scammers try to take it over

IRS Impostors

Scamsters try to get your personal information to file fake tax returns

Medicare Fraudsters

How scam artists could steal your health benefits from you

Online Safety

Protect Your Personal Data

Get tips to foil hackers after a data breach

Thwart Wi-Fi Hackers

How to block digital intruders from getting your data

Build a Better Password

Prevent the bad guys from accessing your accounts

Fraud Watch Network

Get Alerts

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Spot a Scam

Check out our scam-tracking map to learn what to watch out for and warn others

The Watchdog Handbook

Download a free copy and learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, frauds and scams

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