Buyer’s Guide Blogs – Identity Theft Protection

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
Understanding the Three Credit Bureaus and Your Misleading Credit Score

Understanding the Three Credit Bureaus and Your Misleading Credit Score

Your credit score. In some households, it’s a bit of a dirty word. That’s because so much of your financial future depends on your financial past. The right credit score can open a lot of doors. It can enable you to purchase a new car or a new home. It can help you take out a loan to start a new business or go back to school. With those kinds of opportunities, it’s no wonder that identity thieves can find so many ways to use your information! But, your credit score is misleading. It’s not really a sco… Read more →

Published on June 22, 2017
How Businesses Experience Identity Theft, and What to Do About It

How Businesses Experience Identity Theft, and What to Do About It

If you’ve been following us here at InHomeSafetyGuide.org, you probably feel pretty confident about the knowledge you’ve gained in regards to identity theft. After all, we make it our job to provide you with quality information so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe! When it comes to identity theft, we’ve told you how it can affect your children. We’ve shared exactly how it can affect your taxes and how credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft. Perhaps, like us, you were mos… Read more →

Published on November 9, 2016