Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee chairman has suggested some changes to our tax system.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:57 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers enjoying summer vacations must still take steps to protect themselves against identity theft.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to identity thieves vs. the Internal Revenue Service, the crooks have the edge. For now. But the IRS says it’s prevention efforts are making a difference.

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