Last year this time– right around Halloween – my wallet was stolen from my son’s stroller. (Okay I shouldn’t have placed it in the stroller in the first place, but I never imagined anyone would steal it. It was only...
When it comes to protecting your credit from identity theft, you have options. You can do nothing. You can pay to monitor your credit reports. Or, you can freeze your credit reports. Each has their pros and cons.
It seems we can’t go more than a few weeks without our personal info being compromised by a data breach. Last week it was the New York Yankees. The week before it was the Sony PlayStation. And a few weeks before Sony it was Epsilon. If you believe the ads we’re all just one step away from living in our parent’s basement, working at fast food restaurants, having our credit reports trashed, and even being falsely arrested.
Some discussions of informational privacy may seem silly and overblown (like discussions of exactly who gets to see those Facebook pictures you posted purposely), but protecting the integrity of your Social Security number is actually very important.