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  • ID Theft Rises in Provincetown, MA

    by Faye Mergel
    ID Theft Rises in Provincetown, MA

    Technology has made life easier for many. However, it has also made life easier for identity thieves as they now have more ways to steal from unsuspecting consumers. This week, authorities in Provincetown, M.A. reported that cases of ID theft in the area has gone up, prompting them to remind residents of the importance of reviewing their credit report. Any transaction completed under a person’s name is recorded on his credit report. In cases of identity thief, a victim can … (more) January 29, 2010

  • Identity Theft Rises as Christmas Nears

    by Faye Mergel
    Identity Theft Rises as Christmas Nears

    Long checkout lines and filled parking spaces—these are just some signs that the holiday shopping season is near its peak. Unfortunately, there is another indicator that Christmas is well on its way: the rise in identity theft. The number of consumers falling victim to ID fraudsters increases during holidays, creating serious trouble for shoppers who have to carry negative marks on their credit report they did not create. Federal investigators say people write more checks and use their debit and … (more) December 19, 2009

Credit Report Tips

As a consumer, you are faced with hundreds of different transactions, applications and deals per year. To cover for your expenses, credit cards are typically used to substitute for money. In case you can’t use cards and cash, you can use other payment options such as wire transfer. Completing transactions have become so much easier these days because of the internet. But whatever payment option you wish to use, there is one thing you need to know after all the … (more) October 28, 2011

Credit Report Advice

Thinking of checking your credit history but you have no idea how to get a copy? Well, here’s an article that can help you do just that! The passing of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has mandated credit bureaus to issue at least 1 free copy of a citizen’s credit report. This way, all consumers can fight identity theft, stay informed and get fair treatment from their creditors. Getting a free credit report is now as easy as a … (more) October 3, 2011