Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Whom can you trust when it comes to protecting your identity? Apparently no one, as this week’s sentencing of an Alabama jailer for tax ID theft shows.

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