Posts Tagged ‘financial loss’

It’s important to be alert wherever you go, but you can be particularly vulnerable when you’re traveling because you’re in an area you’re unfamiliar with. As such, you’ll want to take extra precautions in order to protect your valuables. Getting robbed or losing your money while on a trip can quickly ruin your travels, and […]

 If you use the Internet to pay bills, manage your banking, or even shop online, it’s crucial to ensure that all of your accounts (even social media and email) have strong passwords. With the amount of security breaches these days, failing to create a strong password can result in hackers stealing your banking and credit […]

Have you ever gotten an email from someone claiming to be from a financial institution that you do business with (your bank, for instance), but it was actually a fraudulent attempt to receive your login information? This is a widespread online scam known as phishing. Many people fall victim to these phishing attacks everyday, and […]

     If your credit card is lost or stolen, it is important to take the following steps as soon as you know it’s gone. Although you don’t want to panic, you also don’t want to hesitate and search for your credit card first if you think you just misplaced it at home somewhere. Once you realize […]

Becoming a victim of identity theft can be a nightmare, and the financial destruction can follow you for years to come. When someone takes over your identity, you may not even know it until it’s too late. Identity theft can result in monetary loss, damaged credit, and other negative repercussions. It’s more important than ever […]

Losing your wallet can be devastating, as misplacing the contents inside can potentially lead to identity theft and financial loss. Although there are exceptions, you can minimize the impact of a lost or stolen wallet by leaving the following items at home when you don’t need them: Passport Unless you’re traveling internationally, or you need […]

Your Social Security number is a unique set of digits that is assigned to only you and is used for a variety of purposes, such as taxes and credit. There are times when you may need to give out your Social Security number—for example, when applying for a loan. But you should always be cautious […]

  Losing a credit card or having it stolen can be a stressful experience, and it’s important to take action immediately. Time is of the essence, so the moment that you realize it is missing, be sure to take the following steps: Call your card issuer Call the customer service line to let them know […]

If someone has been using one of your credit cards or has stolen your identity, you can protect yourself by putting a fraud alert on your credit report. Here’s what you need to know about placing a fraud alert on your credit report, plus the steps you’ll need to take: Determine which type of fraud […]