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Use the information in these tips, articles, and links to help keep your identity safe.
Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Billions of dollars are lost to Medicare fraud each year.
Squash Smishing Scams!
Smishing — a tactic scammers use to obtain personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, via a text or SMS message — is on the rise.
Going on vacation this year? Do some smart travel shopping first to get a good deal, and avoid a scam!
Protecting Minors from Identity Theft
Kids and teens can be at risk of ID theft, too; but there’s more protection for them with a federal law that went into effect last year.
Overbiffing: Avoid Debt Collection Scams
When illegitimate collection agencies overstate a person’s “balance in full” (BIF) due on debts, it’s a scam called overbiffing. How can you recognize this scam, and what can you do about it?
‘Dirty Dozen’ — IRS assembles most prevalent tax scams
Every year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shares a list of the most common tax scams, including new variations on old schemes.
How strong are your passwords?
Creating strong passwords helps us safeguard the critical systems we rely on every day.
Identity thieves use emails, texts, and bogus websites to phish for personal information — including your account numbers, passwords, and Social Security number.
Scammers are threatening consumers and businesses with shutting off utilities. Acting as utility representatives, they call, email, and go door to door.
Government Imposters Scams
In order to get money from you, scammers are posing as government officials.