New Years Resolution: Get Out of Credit Card Debt

It’s a new year and that means everyone is off to an inspiring start on their new years resolutions. You may already have your plan in effect to lose weight, get fit, and aim for that new promotion, but what are you doing about the pile of debt you racked up over the holidays? It’s […]

What Black Friday Means for your Credit

In just a few weeks we’ll all be bombarded with pre-Black Friday ads and promotions as we flip through the channels or tune into your favorite radio station. But before you put together your list and get ready to face the shopping anarchy on November 27th, there are some shopping precautions you may want to […]

Data Breaches: Why You Should Worry

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

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

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 […]