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Data Breach Triggered 2,000-Plus Fake Tax Returns

Identity thief who collected big bucks is bound for prison

Identity Theft Prevention

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6 Steps Consumers Should Take After Capital One Breach

Latest data breach hits an estimated 106 million consumers

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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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Prevent identity theft by not storing sensitive documents in your wallet.

7 Items to Leave at Home — Not in Your Wallet

Protecting your personal information helps stop identity theft, experts say

Types of Identity Theft

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Social Security Scams

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

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IRS Impostors

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

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Medicare Fraudsters

How scam artists could steal your health benefits from you

Online Safety

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Passwordless Security

How biometric scanning will help prevent ID theft

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Scams on Social Media

How crooks use platforms to connect and steal

Public Wi-Fi hot spots can put your Internet connection at risk of being intercepted by a hacker.

Prevent Ransomware

How to protect your device and stop intruders

Fraud Watch Network

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Sign up to get the latest breaking scam alerts delivered right to your inbox

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Spot a Scam

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

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Who Has Your Data?

Deep within the internet is the dark web where criminals buy and sell your private information

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