All articles tagged Identity Theft (3)

Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

When bad things happen to your credit card, you must leap into action in order to contain the fallout. Immediate actions can limit the harm and save you time repairing the damage. Here are the top three tips to follow when your credit card becomes compromised: Have the card deactivated. Note: Remember to destroy your old one (if it's not lost). Check your credit reports and scores. You can do that at TransUnion cheaply. Update your payment info for any recurring automatic... read more »

5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

Have you ever had your identity stolen or credit card snatched away? You’re in good company. Many celebrities have been the victim of stolen cards and identity theft. With so much public information about celebrities already available, they can be easy targets. Here are some of the most high-profile victims. 1. 50 Cent and Carmelo Anthony Two men in Hartford, Conn., were arrested for stealing the credit card numbers of rapper 50 Cent, New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and... read more »

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

It’s a scary, sinking feeling when you realize your credit card has been stolen. Once it’s in the hands of someone else, it can quickly be used to make unauthorized purchases. The good news is most credit cards do not put any liability on the consumers for charges made when the card is lost or stolen if you report the loss quickly, meaning you will not owe money for purchases you didn’t make. Follow these steps to protect yourself and your finances. 1. Report the stolen... read more »