How Does Identity Theft Happen?

  • September 18, 2023
  • By: Julie Rogier, With a multi-decade career in communications, Julie Rogier serves on GreenPath’s content marketing team. She has presented on financial wellness for groups including the 2021 and 2022 Financial Services Midwest Summit, and regularly writes about financial health and wellness for several publications including U.S. News and World Report.
  • Category: Blog, Security

You may wonder, How Identity theft happens? It occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it fraudulently.

What To Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen: 5 Crucial Steps

  • October 2, 2022
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Security

If something seems amiss—strange collections calls, bills you don’t recognize, a sudden drop in your credit score—you may be a victim of identity theft. Warning signs of identity theft include: unexplained accounts or debts fraudulent information on your credit report missing bills being denied credit...

4 Steps Identity Theft Victims Should Take

  • March 10, 2021
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: News

Consumer complaints about identity theft are rising from across the country. The leading complaint topic was identity theft, followed by debt collection complaints and impostor scams. This is a sure sign that people need to continue to pay attention and closely monitor their monthly credit card statements, credit reports...

Playing it Safe on the Internet. Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft – Recorded Webinar

  • December 17, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Recorded Webinars, Security

ON DEMAND - VIEW NOW: If you are reading this, you use the internet. Over the years the internet has changed how we shop, communicate and consume our news. It has affected how we manage our funds and how we manage our lives. It is an amazing tool that has changed the world. Unfortunately, it is not always safe. There...

7 Tips for Safe Holiday Online Shopping

  • December 3, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Security

December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month. Safe online shopping is especially important as we head into the holiday season. With the increase in online purchasing, how can you protect your identity and ensure safe holiday online shopping? Get Informed Identity theft occurs when someone uses...

Protecting Credit Information for People with Disabilities

  • January 4, 2018
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: News

Recent credit bureau breaches and cyber hacks have raised awareness of information security and the vulnerability of our personal financial data. Major incidents like the Equifax data breach have shown us just how important it is to continually monitor our credit reports, be alert to potential identity theft, and work...

Identity Theft Insurance

  • December 2, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Security

Identity theft can be a lengthy and costly process. If you are concerned about identity theft, you can purchase identity theft insurance.

How to Protect Your Identity from Identity Theft

  • November 2, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Security

Your personal information is a precious commodity and should be treated as such. It should be guarded like treasure and only shared with those you trust. Protecting your information can be the best way to defend yourself against identity theft. Defend your Social Security number Don't carry your Social Security card around...

Equifax data breach

  • September 13, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness, GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.
  • Category: Blog, Security

On September 7, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced it had suffered a major data breach sometime in late spring or early summer of this year. Approximately 143 million consumers could be impacted by the Equifax data breach, as hackers were able to tap into personal information such as names, birthdates,...

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