Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:51 am
By Kay Bell ·

The 2017 tax filing season is still 6 months away, but the IRS is already making plans to fight tax identity theft and refund fraud that it expects to see next year.

Friday, March 18, 2016 4:22 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

The personally identifying information of about 2.2 million patients is at risk after a data breach at Fort Myers, Florida-based 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:38 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

The University of Central Florida in Orlando recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer network, compromising the personally identifiable information of current and former students and faculty members.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Avoid these 4 new ID theft tricks that could leave you holding an empty wallet.

Tags: id theft
Friday, October 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Seniors are often a target for identity theft. They tend to be less digitally aware, they trust more easily and are more civic- and family-minded.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:32 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Investment brokerage Scottrade says a data breach that began in late 2013 compromised the names and home addresses of 4.6 million of its customers.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Here are some critical steps you can take to protect your personal information.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:29 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Teenagers looking to score some booze should steer clear of sites offering fake IDs for sale. The sites are often fronts for ID theft rings.

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell ·

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

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