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Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
Tags: Verizon Wireless, Google+, Computer Crime, PayPal, Inc., GEICO
You've looked everywhere, called the places you've recently visited, and asked friends to check their cars or houses. It's nowhere to be found. Now what? Losing your wallet or purse is one of life's biggest disruptions, and time is of the essence in...
Tags: Banking, Credit and Debt, Theft
Dear Liz: I have three credit cards that are in my name only, plus a small loan at my credit union. My husband did not sign for any of these, nor does he know the extent of my debt, which is about $10,000. If I should die before I can get them paid off,...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickPeople occasionally ask me what I know about companies that offer identity theft protection services and whether they are worth the cost. I haven't explored that issue, but the Consumer Federation of America has, and it issued an update this......
There are a lot of ways your identity can be stolen. Someone may grab your mail. They may scam you. They may pick your pocket or pick through your trash. But what if your identity was stolen by someone who works at your bank or insurance company? That'...
If you’re concerned about someone stealing your financial identity, you might be tempted to buy one of the many identity-protection services being heavily promoted. Millions of Americans have, but are they worth it? Consumer Reports analyzed that...
Perhaps no area of personal finance is more confusing than credit. That's because some of the basic tenets of credit scoring seem illogical. How can a billionaire have a worse credit score than his butler? Why does it help my credit scores if I have many...
L.A. NOWCredit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...
About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people's ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they're charged. In the first study of its...
A young Poconos man nearly was in tears when we talked about his credit reports. He said his father's medical debts mistakenly were showing up on his reports, and no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get them removed. He was trying to get loans to...
WASHINGTON -- About one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports that could cause them to pay more for auto loans and other financial products, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released Monday. The study also found...
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