Credit Parent Blog

  • Protecting Your Social Security Number

    Many people wonder if it is safe in certain situations to give out their Social Security number. We sure are asked for it a lot, but do you have to...
  • Protecting Yourself from Cyber Extortion

    You might not think that you could ever be a victim of cybercrimes, but you would be incorrect. You are just as much of a possible victim than anyo...
  • Understanding Familiar Fraud

    Have you heard the saying “familiar fraud?” If not, you should. This is a crime that is as old as they come; essentially, it’s a crime where someon...
  • Protecting Yourself from Gift Card Scamsv

    It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, gift cards are a popular gift. However, if you are giving them, or getting them, you could be part of a sca...
  • What the Equifax Data Breach Can Teach Us About Security Fatigue

    If you buy anything, anywhere, you are at risk of a cyber threat. Though you probably know that cyber threats exist, if you are like most of us, yo...
  • Make your Mobile a Tough Target: Strengthening Your Mobile Device

    Do you pay attention to how secure your mobile phone is? Most of us do not do this, which makes it very easy for a hacker to get in and target us. ...
  • Tips to Protect Your Identity from Cyber Thieves

    There are several tried and true ways that you can use to protect yourself from ID theft, and some of them you might have never even considered: Ch...
  • 8 Cyber Security Tips You Can Start Today to Keep Yourself Safe

    These days, it seems like there is one data breach after another, and each time, they are being done by those who want to steal your identity. Than...
  • Survival Tips When You are Lost in the Woods

    It’s that time of the year again. And getting lost in the woods is NOT fun and sometimes deadly. But you have a chance if you are lucky and have a ...
  • Protecting Your Parents from ID Theft

    When we look at statistics, most of the people who are victims of ID theft are 50 years old or older. Unfortunately, cyber criminals have no issue ...
  • Is Your Privacy a Concern with Biometrics?

    When people started using biometric identifiers, many believed that it was all of the security that we needed. However, that was around 15 years ag...
  • Is Your Uber Driver a Criminal?

    Do you ever Uber? If you do, you probably feel relatively safe when getting into a stranger’s car. However, you might not be as safe as it seems. M...