Luckily, New York caregivers can protect seniors against elder financial abuse when they are targeted by fraudsters, scammers, and identity thieves.
Florida consumers should be aware of the fact that hard credit checks do have an impact on credit scores, but the damage is usually minimal.
Widespread use of Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) cards – payment cards equipped with computer chips – have reduced U.S. counterfeit card activity. However, identity thieves are just turning back to older tactics in order to profit from the stealing of sensitive consumer data. A method known as synthetic identity fraud has been around for [...]
Identity theft is a crime that is taken very seriously in Ohio. Characterized as a felony, even minor identity theft offenses are punishable by a 6 to 18-month prison sentence and a $2,500 fine. In the worst cases, where elderly, disabled, or active military persons are defrauded, the sentences are very stiff. Convicted identity thieves [...]
Michigan tied with four other states for having the largest amount of fraud complaints per capita. This is a huge problem for Michigan consumers. Identity theft can leave you with immediate financial losses and with long-lasting credit damage. Because identity theft is so difficult to recover from, the best strategy is to prevent it. 10 [...]
Unfortunately, identity theft is a big problem in Arizona. This is largely due to a lot of Americans choosing to retire in the Grand Canyon State. Sadly, identity thieves love to prey on senior citizens. However, consumers of every age can protect themselves against these identity scammers. To get you started, here are the top [...]
The good news is that you live in the beautiful state of Georgia, but the bad news is that identity theft is still on the rise in the Peach State. In 2016, Georgia was ranked number three in the nation for identity theft complaints, with Atlanta coming in at number 13 among large metro areas. [...]