The bill will allow you to put a freeze on your credit and restrict anyone from opening an account in your name -- even if you haven't been a victim of identity theft. But it won't keep everyone out of your credit file.
With so many scams floating around lately, we rarely come across an offer that turns out to be legit, but we checked into a notice from the state saying you have unclaimed money that's been hitting mailboxes across the state -- don't throw it away.
We answer some popular questions from the phone calls and e-mails that are flooding in from people wanting to know how to protect themselves after our investigation shed light on Web sites that listed financial information from thousands of people.
It started with an innocent online search, but it turned up hundreds of pages of private consumer information that was available to anyone who looked. Now the banking industry is working to get the site shut down.
Between food poisoning outbreaks and flu warnings, most of us are reasonably mindful of germs and bacteria in public places. But have you ever thought about what you might be picking up at your local food court?
The Nigerian money scam is all about getting you to cash bogus checks and keep a big chunk of the money, in return for helping some foreign dignitary get their money out of Nigeria. We've all seen it. But this online dating version is snagging...
That's what happened to the Snyders after they moved into a new apartment and signed up for Comcast; they were assigned the same account number as the previous tenant, who had racked up some past due charges.