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Beware 'credit repair' agencies that target Hawaii consumers

If you are planning to buy a house, lease a car or even get a new job, your credit score matters.

Scammers know this and they make a living preying on those desperate to improve their score. 349 more words


#BREAKING144' Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee '

#AceBreakingNews – June.11: Hackers have personal data of every employee.

MORE: Union: Hackers have personnel data, Social Security numbers on every US employee: http://t.co/FhZOGIPitH

— The Associated Press (@AP) …

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Quick Tip: "IdentifyTheft.gov" A Resource for Victims of ID Theft

IdentityTheft.gov is designed to help victims of identity theft manage the process of recovery. The site addresses what first steps to take, as well as provides resources like checklists of things a victim should and will want to do in order to limit the amount of damage.  159 more words


IRS Hack: What To Do If Your Social Security Number Is Exposed

Consumers are prodded to reset online passwords after they’re leaked in a cyberattack. But what to do when a Social Security number becomes public?
This week’s revelation that fraudsters accessed archived federal tax filings of 100,000 taxpayers offers the latest reminder that there are a few things people can do, but there’s limitations too — at least for now. 182 more words

IRS Audit

Radio Shack is desperate...

RadioShack died this year but its icy hand still holds the social security numbers of millions of customers—information they promised to keep to themselves. Noble! Also hollow and meaningless! 263 more words

UC Berkeley Students Notified Of Data Breach Involving Social Security Numbers, Bank Accounts

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Students at UC Berkeley were being notified of a data breach that may have exposed social security numbers and other personal information Thursday, according to Cal Officials. 70 more words


Proven post-tax season identity theft prevention techniques.

Tax deadlines may have come and gone, but it’s still important to protect information included in those tax documents.

  1. Mask your social security number on documents where possible to keep that information closely protected.
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