July 6th, 2011

Protect Your Identity with These Smart Tips From Our “Credit Karma Chat”

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Are you protected against identity theft?

A recent study revealed that consumers under the age of 35 are the most vulnerable to identity theft. In light of this our Credit Advisor, Justine, talks about the top three ways to protect yourself against identity theft:

  1. Lock your smartphone.
  2. Share personal data cautiously online.
  3. Monitor your financial accounts.

Watch this episode of “Credit Karma Chat” for more tips from Justine.

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  1. I found out that someone had stolen my idenity in April of 2012, when I went to file my income Tax and it was rejected. I did everything that the IRS told me to do, but I have still not heard anything. I need to know what is my next step is, if anyone has and idea. Everytime I applied for stuff, Like my food stamp, they said that I make to much money and trying to get people to hear me that it is not me, I run into a roadblock. Any idea of what I can do. I am on disability and someone working can take my benefits away from me.

    Becky Bailey at 6:57 am on November 5, 2012
  2. Yes i was wondern why i have 2 court judgements on my report. And why on my credit card report’s before 2011 and 2012 i have alert’s. Because i filed bankruptcy on these credit cards. Gary Sullins

    Gary Lee Sullins at 10:57 am on November 5, 2012
  3. I recommend using the suggestions on the FTC’s identity theft website: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/. There might still be fraudulent information on your credit reports that you need to clear/dispute.

    bethy at 2:45 pm on November 5, 2012
  4. We recommend getting a full copy of all three of your credit reports at AnnualCreditReport.com. Then, you may need to dispute something. More info here.

    bethy at 2:47 pm on November 5, 2012

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