ID Theft

Consumers’ Top 10 Complaints

Identity theft topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Thirty-seven consumer agencies from twenty-one states participated in the survey, which asked about...

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Senate Proposal To Help Identify ID Theft Victims Early

June 25, 2015
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By LowCards.com Senator Charles Schumer has proposed an idea that would help identity theft victims, and possibly limit the damage caused by the data breaches. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wants the three largest credit reporting firms–Equifax, TransUnion and Experian–to immediately send a ‘credit inquiry alert’ to consumers whenever their credit records are...

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Free Document Shredding Scheduled For Watertown and Mansfield April 18

April 7, 2015
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Consumers need to do all they can to protect their identity, particularly in the wake of data breaches that have exposed millions of electronic records in recent months. On April 18th, four Connecticut state agencies are teaming up to help consumers shred unneeded documents and further protect their personal information. According to the Federal...

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Anonymous Credit Card Data Can Still Give Away Your Identity

March 21, 2015
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By LowCards.com Anonymized credit card data that masks the purchaser’s name, card number and other factors may not be as “anonymous” at it seems. According to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published in Science, it only takes four additional pieces of data to identity 90% of credit cardholders. Researchers at MIT...

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