Digital Security 101

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Credit & Finance

Is It Safe To Link Bank Accounts? 7 Risks You Need To Know

Is it safe to link bank accounts to other apps and services? Get familiar with the risks to protect your finances from fraudsters.

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February 8, 2024
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Credit & Finance

The 7 Best Credit Monitoring Apps of 2024 (How To Choose)

Aura, Credit Karma, Credit Sesame, CreditWise by Capital One, myFICO, and IdentityForce are all popular choices, but what app is right for you?

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January 24, 2024
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Credit & Finance

11 Best Credit Monitoring Services in 2024 (Free & Paid)

Credit monitoring services help you keep tabs on your credit score and can alert you to signs of potential fraud. Here are 11 of the best options available.

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December 15, 2023
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Credit & Finance

How Is Mortgage Fraud Detected? 20 Types of Fraud To Know

Those who commit mortgage fraud may be subject to prosecution, either for “fraud for housing” or “fraud for profit.” Here’s how to spot them.

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December 11, 2023
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Credit & Finance

Top 7 Credit Protection Services in 2024 (How To Choose)

We cover the top 5 identity theft protection services that also offer credit protection and offer factors to consider when choosing the best one for you.

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November 30, 2023
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Credit & Finance

What Happens if You Unknowingly Deposit a Fake Check?

Did you unknowingly deposit a fake check? Here’s what happens next and what you can do to protect yourself.

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November 13, 2023
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Credit & Finance

Help—Someone Forged My Signature On a Check and Cashed It

Check forgery scams are on the rise. Here’s what to do to protect your finances and identity if someone forged your signature on a check and cashed it.

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November 13, 2023
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Credit & Finance

How To Prevent Check Fraud: 6 Preemptive Steps

Check fraud occurs when scammers illegally alter, forge, or steal checks in order to withdraw money from a bank account. Read more.

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November 13, 2023

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