Credit Parent Blog

  • Gift Card Scams: What You Need to Know

    You might not realize it, but hackers are making a ton of money thanks to phishing attacks, and now they have started to focus on gift cards. Scarl...
  • 10 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe from Shopping Scams During the Holidays

      The winter holidays are a time for friends, family, and fun…and also fraud. Here are 10 ways that you can protect yourself from shopping scams th...
  • Election Civil Unrest: Plan Ahead for Turbulent Times

    We all know that the election could lead to turbulent times, and there are going to be risks out there. What can you do if you come across some typ...
  • Is Two Factor Authentication a Good Thing to Use?

    “TechWorld” has some interesting information, such as a story on a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. And while you ma...
  • Have You Heard of a “Credit Profile Number?” It’s a Fake Social Security Number

    Cyber criminals are always trying to keep one step ahead of the crowd, and now there is another scam that you should be aware of. It’s called “synt...
  • Boom! 14 Different Disasters Caused by Social Media

    There are a number of ways that you or your small business could get caught up in a disaster on social media. Can you think of any? If not, that’s ...
  • Freeze Your Credit Now, Before it is Too Late!

    Do you know what a credit freeze is? It is an action that you can take to lock your credit report down. A lender will be unable to see your credit ...
  • How to Protect Your Parents from ID Theft

      According to research, people who are older than 50 years old, usually in the 65 to 85-year old range, are common targets of ID thieves. These cr...
  • Is the Term “ID Theft Protection” a Lie?

    If you work for an IT security company, especially in the marketing department, listen up: the phrase “Identity theft protection” is definitely way...
  • What Happens if Your Social Security Number Gets Stolen?

    It might be surprising to know that when Social Security numbers were first given out in the 1930s, that they were not used as a form of identifica...
  • Is Identity Theft Protection Really Necessary or is it a Waste?

    I am constantly seeing articles and blogs that ID protection is not a necessity. These might be called “The Poor Man’s Guide to Identity Theft Prot...
  • Are you at risk of wire fraud in Real Estate?

    Closing on a new house is very exciting, but it’s also busy and expensive. It also could make you very vulnerable to hackers who know there is a lo...