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A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Fraud

15 ways to prevent identity theft and protect your personal data

Identity Theft Prevention

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Survey: Identity Fraud Declined Last Year

Those tiny chips in your credit and debit cards help derail fraudsters

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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

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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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Guard Your Account

Exercise care when using an app to send money

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Thwart Wi-Fi Hackers

How to block digital intruders from getting your data

Fraud Watch Network

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Get Alerts

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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