Apr 252013
 

Recent information from the Federal Trade Commission – April 2013

Credit Consumers that went through a serious negative life event — such as:

Divorce
Death of a family member or close friend
Serious injury
Illness in the family
Job loss

These credit consumers experienced nearly 4 times higher Debt-Related Fraud, prior to this recent survey.

Do NOT respond to any communication requesting your valuable personal data or financial information, such as: credit card or debit card information, etc…

This is called phishing…….

These requests can come in the form of:

E-mails
Phone calls
Text messages etc…

Here are a few hints how to deal with Identity and Credit Fraud!

Do NOT click on any links
Do NOT offer any information on the phone
Contact your Credit Card Company, Fiduciary Institution or Bank
Order Your Credit Reports from the 3 nationwide credit reporting agencies
Place an Alert Statement

  • Equifax         –  800-525-6285
  • Experian      –  888-397-3742
  • TransUnion – 800-680-7289

Also see:

COMPLETE CREDIT GUIDE – INSIDER INFORMATION

IDENTITY THEFT – HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

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Be Credit Wise! It is far smarter to take the time to deal with the problem than hoping for the best.