Credit Parent Blog

  • Erase the Data on Your Devices: The Secure Way

    With the holidays here, many of us will be receiving new digital devices. And many of those devices may end up on Facebook marketplace or eBay in a...
  • Holiday Hacking is Very Risky for You and Your Family

    It’s the holidays once again, and each year, people flock to the internet to do online shopping. Hackers know this, and they set themselves up to s...
  • Are you a Target of a List Scam? WARNING: You Probably Are

    You might not realize it, but there are scammers out there that are focused on conference attendees and exhibitors. What do they want? They want mo...
  • Managing Tech Time for Your Children

    Kids used to be really happy with necklace kits, puzzles, and building blocks, but these days, they really prefer other things, including tech gift...
  • Avoiding Online Dating Romance Scams

    Not too long ago, I heard from a friend, and he told me his mom was scammed. I was immediately intrigued. He goes on to tell me that since his dad ...
  • 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...