Guest Blog: How to Avoid Identity Theft

Nerd Wallet Identity Theft


Courtesy of Nerd Wallet, this week we have a fantastic guest blog to share with you:

How to Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, according to TransUnion. In fact, approximately 19 people are victimized by this crime every minute. No one wants to be the victim of identity theft, but unfortunately it can happen to anyone. While there’s no sure way to avoid identity theft, there are many steps you can take to decrease the chances of becoming a victim.

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Scam Alert: Beware of “Union Workers Credit Services”


If you’ve received a mailing from a company called Union Workers Credit Services, be very wary, and read the following before responding.

The Dallas, Texas company sends out mailings congratulating recipients for being PRE APPROVED for a PLATINUM CARD with a GUARANTEED $10,000 credit limit. The bold-faced type pops out, and dazzles, but you must read carefully to realize that it’s not a real platinum card. Continue Reading…