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Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card Could Expose You to Fraud

The Better Business Bureau warns against posting your card on social media

Identity Theft Prevention

Identity Thieves Collect Checks — Victims Get Tax Bills

An 85-year-old retiree was shocked by a 1099 form showing jobless benefits in her name

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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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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 Card Scams

How fraudsters could steal your health benefits from you

Online Safety

How Online Searches Fuel Tech Support Scams

Scammers use fake ads to target customers seeking product help

How to Use Free Public Wi-Fi and Keep Your Data Secure

Don't let a hacker spy on your cellphone, laptop browsing and typing

Feds Shut Down Website Peddling COVID-19 Vaccine

As coronavirus scams multiply, DOJ issues tips to recognize and avoid them

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

Who Has Your Data?

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


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