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Use the information in these tips, articles, and links to help keep your identity safe.
Stay Alert for Skimmers
Criminals attach skimmers to machines like ATMs and gas pumps to collect your card information. Before you slide your card in the slot, check out these tips.
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!
Cleaning Up? Don’t Forget Your Electronic Devices
Take time to tidy your electronic devices. Cleaning up files and updating software and apps helps protect your personal information.
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.