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Equifax Hack Checklist: 19 Ways to Protect Yourself Long-Term

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info, Credit Bureaus and Scores

Some data breaches have more long-term effects than others. For instance, as frustrating as it can be when your credit card information is stolen, you can cancel the card and get a new number. But when it’s the kind of personal information that was compromised in the Equifax hack, the answer is not so simple and the threat is indefinite. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself long-term (and repair the damage to your credit, need be).

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Credit Card Fraud: Protective Measures & What to Do If It Happens to You

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info, Identity Theft

Card-not-present fraud rose 40 percent in 2016 Account takeovers rose 61 percent in 2016 New fraudulent accounts rose 40 percent in 2016 To what can we attribute the uptick in credit card fraud? The very thing many believed would stop it: “Many thought the use of electronic chips would derail criminal activity,” writes Bukhari. “But […]

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What Does a Landlord Credit Check Show?

August 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Consumer Info

If you’re worried about what a potential landlord is going to see when they check your credit, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a breakdown of how landlords (and property management companies) check your credit, what they see, and what they care about. We’ve also included a list of things you can do — like DIY credit repair — to positively impact what comes up in a landlord credit check.

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