identity theft

  • BBB Warns of Identity Theft with Tax Season Approaching

    According to BBB’s Glossary of Scam Type Definitions, “Identity thieves use a victim’s personal information (e.g., Social Security number, bank account information, and credit card numbers) to pose as that individual for their own gain. Using the target’s identity, the thief may open a credit account, drain an existing...
  • BBB is Helping Keep College Students Safe from Identity Theft

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Going off to college is one of the biggest steps in a person’s life. It not only symbolizes higher learning, but it also represents independence and freedom that comes with being a young adult. Moreover, college students soon realize that there are...
  • Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau  Identity theft is the unauthorized use of another’s identity to commit crimes or for financial gain, like opening accounts, filing taxes, or making purchases. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone. In 2017, it was the second most reported complaint to the Federal...
  • College Students Need to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau College students prepare themselves for a variety of new experiences when they first move away from home. Identity theft, however, is one factor that they may not consider when thinking about the challenges that come with their newfound independence. Unfortunately, identity theft...

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