Buyer’s Guide Blogs – Identity Theft Protection

Everything You Need to Know About the Equifax Breach

Everything You Need to Know About the Equifax Breach

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard about the Equifax breach by now, and for good reason. It’s a really big deal. The trouble is, when something is a big deal, everyone reports on it. Instead of just reading one article on the matter, you’re faced with tens or even hundreds of articles, all of which offer different bits of advice. Here at InHomeSafetyGuide, we want to help you keep your identity safe, which means helping you sift through the information and make sense of it all. Here are the important… Read more →

Published on September 16, 2017
How the IoT Can Steal Your Privacy and Put Your Identity at Risk

How the IoT Can Steal Your Privacy and Put Your Identity at Risk

The internet is good at coming up with all kinds of acronyms to confuse us. The IoT is just one of the latest acronyms to hit the internet. Don’t feel like a failure because you don’t know what it is. I didn’t know what it was either until I looked it up. What is the IoT? The IoT stands for the Internet of Things. Seems kind of silly at first glance. Isn’t that what the internet already is? Well, yes and no. The internet is full of things, but not actual things. It’s full of information. I… Read more →

Published on September 4, 2017
Chip Cards Aren’t as Foolproof as We Thought

Chip Cards Aren’t as Foolproof as We Thought

There’s nothing like being lulled into a false sense of security. Thinking that your grandma will always live down the street, only to discover that she’s moving to Florida to live the good life. Automatic lights that are supposed to help save you energy, but end up flicking off when you spend too much time at your desk. Life is full of little disappointments, but some are more serious than others. Safety is a huge thing for us here at InHomeSafetyGuide. We know the feeling of thinking that our parents w… Read more →

Published on August 19, 2017
What to Do If Your Social Security Card Is Lost or Stolen

What to Do If Your Social Security Card Is Lost or Stolen

Maybe you’re getting ready to sign the lease on a new apartment and you need to look up your Social Security number. Maybe your new employer wants to see your card. Or maybe you’re applying for a passport. You reach into your wallet and it’s not there. Maybe you know it’s not there because your wallet was stolen. Maybe it’s not there because you swore you put it there but… It doesn’t really matter why or how — your Social Security card is gone. What do you do now? Panic!!! I know that would… Read more →

Published on August 5, 2017
Social Media and Identity Theft – Tips for Socializing Online

Social Media and Identity Theft – Tips for Socializing Online

Identity theft is a nightmare. If you’ve ever been through it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Especially if you’ve woken up in the morning to discover your bank account has been drained, or you get a bill in the mail for a car you never purchased. And it doesn’t end there. Credit card fraud is the most common type of identity theft. Your tax refund can even be stolen. Because identity theft is so dreaded, you’re probably doing everything you can to prevent the problem from occurring in the fi… Read more →

Published on July 14, 2017