What Black Friday Means for your Credit

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Just  a few short days and Black Friday will kick off the 2014 holiday shopping season with a bang! I’m sure you’ve already been bombarded with pre-Black Friday ads and promotions as you flip through the channels or tune into your favorite radio station. But before you put together your list and get ready to […]

Data Breaches: Why You Should Worry

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It’s your day off, and you’re out picking up some groceries at WalMart. After the cashier is finished ringing you up,  you pull out your AMEX and swipe to pay without thinking twice.  On the way home you stop by Target to pick up that rug that you’ve been eyeing up for the past few […]

Target Breach: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Customers

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Target’s response to its recent breach is a good lesson in what not to do after a company experiences a security incident. Other corporations facing the growing risk of data breaches can learn from the many missteps, if not foolish errors, taken by one of the nation’s largest retailers. The company’s first mistake was bad […]

ObamaCare Website Creating Credit Concerns

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By Nadiah Sarsour/Published November 14, 2013/FOXBusiness While a battle rages over technical issues on the ObamaCare online marketplace, questions are emerging about the safety of data on the website. Better Qualified CEO Paul Oster said the website is rife with security problems that can lead to identity theft and potentially wreck one’s credit if exploited. […]

Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’

Roxana Hegeman October 23, 20 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Candida L. Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it to get a job, a driver’s license, a mortgage and even medical care for the birth of two children. All […]

Identity Theft Tops List of Tax Scams

Published: Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET By: Scott Cohn CNBC Senior Correspondent     For Angela Beasley of Miami, tax time seemed especially promising this year. After doing her taxes with Intuit’s popular TurboTax software, she found she was due a refund of nearly $5,000. Anxious to get the money as quickly […]

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Better Qualified Teams Up With Identity Theft 911

Better Qualified has partnered with Identity Theft 911 to provide identity theft protection, management and resolution services as coverage enhancements to customers. This new program provides Identity Theft 911’s LifeStages™ Identity Management services to customers and their families at no charge, including 24/7 dedicated access to a fraud specialist for personalized support with proactive assistance […]

Identity Theft Just Keeps Getting Worse

  Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion. That means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses. Close to 100 million additional Americans have their personal identifying information placed at […]

ID Theft On Vacation

On vacation? Beware of ID theft Don’t let your dream trip turn into a nightmare. Follow these 10 steps to protect your personal information when you’re away from home. It’s easy to become a victim of identity theft while traveling, whether for work or pleasure. Follow these tips to protect yourself: 1. Let your credit-card […]