Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:54 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax-related identity theft is a growing problem, and two women contend in a lawsuit that Intuit, maker of the popular TurboTax, “facilitates” the cybercrime.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:25 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS is asking some taxpayers to verify their identities before it will process their returns. Don’t panic. It’s a legitimate effort to stop tax identity theft.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 1:38 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

A new study suggests anonymous credit card data isn’t really so anonymous.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:36 am
By Kay Bell ·

A group of South Florida college kids learned a lesson the hard way. They allegedly are part of a $1.9 million identity theft tax fraud ring.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

President Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to take some incremental steps to fight card fraud and identity theft.

Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Some sophisticated crime rings are using identity theft to get their hands on new cars.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Banking customers in New York have fallen victim to identity theft from an unlikely criminal gang: a group of bank tellers.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:35 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Louisiana residents who got tax refunds via the state’s My Refund Visa debit card might have been hacked.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross ·

The FTC is raising awareness that those serving our country need to also be wary in guarding their finances.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 1:08 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Wearable electronics, such as “smart watches,” fitness bracelets and, of course, Google Glass, are all the rage right now. But as usual, the technology may be moving faster than users’ ability to understand and deal with the potential risks.

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