Affordable Care Act calls may be attempt to steal your identity

The final details are being put together for the health insurance exchanges that will start next January. The applications have been released, and processing of them will begin in October. Already, the Better Business Bureau says scammers are trying to use the program to steal your personal information.  The BBB says the callers are claiming…

Apple iPad 3 and Gmail scam warning

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Apple fans with the iPhone 5 hitting the market and expectations of an iPad Mini by months end. If you’re on the hunt for an Apple product, don’t fall for a free iPad 3 giveaway making the rounds through email. It could cost you money or your identity.…

Securing your identity in 3 easy steps

Shredding! How frustrating it can be. My shredder and I have a love hate relationship. If I put too much into it, it jams. If I don’t use it enough I’ll compromise my identity. This weekend, you can ditch your tiny at home shredder for the giant mobile shredder that will destroy boxes of documents…

Free identity theft protection

Identity theft protection is becoming a big business, but you don’t have to pay money to protect your good name. There are free ways to get protection.  Keeping tabs on your identity The best way to keep tabs on your identity is to check your credit report year round. The government tells you to check…

Top identity theft services

Identity theft is a worry that never goes away. Even if you protect your good name, there are so many ways someone else can trash it. So, what’s the best way to protect your name? Javelin Strategy & Research released a review of 24 ID protection services, and found significant variations in the service provided.…

FCC cracks down on spoofing: faking caller ID

Caller ID is a great service that allows you to talk when you want and let voicemail go to work when you don’t have time to talk. It makes you wonder how we lived without it. Next time you see someone calling on caller ID, don’t assume it’s who the ID says it is. There…