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Research and articles related to protecting your identity

Financial Advice


Articles and research about protecting your identity

Research and articles related to protecting your identity

Financial Advice


Articles and research about protecting your identity

Avoid falling victim to check scams.

A check scam these days can come in a variety of different forms. We've gathered some of the most common check scams to be aware of in order to help you avoid falling victim and keep your money safe. [MORE]

Don't fall victim to computer virus scams.

Computer virus scams aren't always internet related so BEWARE. If you receive an unexpected call from a computer technician regarding a virus taking over your computer - it may be a computer virus scam. [MORE]

Don't Fall for Online Romance Scams

You think you've found Mr. or Miss Right, but beware! The only interest they may have in you is your bank account. Find out how you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of this heartless crime! [MORE]

Protect Yourself from Synthetic Identity Theft

Fraudsters continue to devise new methods to steal money and identities, and synthetic identity theft is the latest scam. Find out what it is and how you can mitigate your risk. [MORE]

18 Ways to Protect your Identity.

Protecting your identity online can be a rigorous process. We're here to help and have gathered the top 18 tips on how you can protect your identity online from hackers, scams, and viruses. [MORE]

5 Common Types of Tax Refund Fraud

Published February 22, 2018

Types of tax refund fraud

Every year during tax season, scammers attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers by tricking them into paying money they do not owe or even stealing their tax returns. Learn how to protect yourself. [MORE]

Best Home Security Tips While You're On Vacation

Planning a vacation in the near future? Before you hit the road - check out these top home security tips to help keep your home safe and sound while you are on vacation. [MORE]

How to Recognize a Payday Loan Scam

Published October 13, 2017

How to Recognize a Payday Loan Scam

Have you thought about applying for a payday loan online? Before you do, learn how on-line scammers use illicit schemes to intimidate or take advantage of you in a time of need. [MORE]

New Love Online? Don’t Be So Sure

Published October 12, 2017

Protect yourself from Romance Scams

Romance scammers lurk on social media and dating sites building fake profiles to prey upon lonely and vulnerable people. Our guide can help you protect yourself and your money from romance scammers. [MORE]

PC Virus and Other Tech Support Scams

Published October 2, 2017

PC Virus and Other Tech Support Scams

Your computer can be your best friend in your work life and personal life, but it can also be downright dangerous - if it gets infected with a virus. Learn more about computer virus scams and tech scams. [MORE]

Protect Yourself Against Job Listing Scams

Published September 15, 2017

Protect Against Job Listing Scams

Searching for a job and something feels a little “off” about some of the responses you've received? Find out how to protect yourself against job listing scams. [MORE]

Card Cracking Scams

Published September 14, 2017

How to avoid a card cracking scam

The lure to "get rich quick" is hard to resist, but these schemes are usually too good to be true. Learn how to protect yourself so that you don't become the victim of a card cracking fraud scam. [MORE]

Online Selling and Buying Scams

Published November 23, 2016

How to identify and avoid Text Message Scams

If you are careful, use common sense, and follow a few simple rules, you will find that there are legitimate bargains to be had and good customers to be found online. [MORE]

How to Protect Yourself From IRS Imposter Scams

Published February 27, 2013 | Updated September 22, 2016

How to deal with IRS imposters

IRS imposter scams have been on the rise in recent years as prepaid debit cards become more and more popular. Read this article to learn how to identify and protect yourself from a potential IRS imposter. [MORE]

How to Spot a Text Message (SMS) Scam

Published January 20, 2015 | Updated August 23, 2016

How to identify and avoid Text Message Scams

Fraudulent text messages appearing to come from a financial institution have been on the rise in recent years. Learn how to spot a scammy text message before you inadvertently give away your personal information. [MORE]

Signs of a Fake Debt Collector

Published July 21, 2013 | Updated August 4, 2016

What to do if you're contacted by a fake debt collector

No one likes getting calls from debt collectors, but what if the debt collector is trying to collect on a debt that you don't recognize? Learn how to spot a fake debt collector and learn what you can do. [MORE]

How to Avoid Charity Scams

Published June 30, 2016

How to spot and avoid charity scams

Scammy or fraudulent charities are everywhere - especially following natural disasters and tragic, catastrophic events. With a little research, you can avoid being a victim of a charity scam. [MORE]

Festival, Event, and Ticket Scams

Published June 8, 2016

Identity theft questions and answers

The FTC has recently reported an uptick in festival and event ticketing scams. Usually online, these scams catch our attention with promises of exclusive tickets to popular music festivals, events, or screenings. [MORE]

Eight Identity Theft Questions Answered

Published June 4, 2016 | Updated June 8, 2016

Identity theft questions and answers

Identity theft happens to 1 in 14 Americans every year. Brush up on your ID theft knowledge, learn how to spot it, how to report it, and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. [MORE]

What to Do if Your Identity Has Been Stolen

Published April 10, 2012 | Updated June 8, 2016

What to do if your identity is stolen

Having your identity stolen is terrifying. When emotions are high, it's important to keep calm and report the crime to all necessary agencies. Learn more about what to do in the event your identity is stolen. [MORE]

Low-Tech Identity Theft & Scams

Published June 4, 2012 | Updated May 13, 2016

Low-tech ways your identity can be stolen

Since online and digital theft of personal identifying information has become a focus in the past decade, officials are seeing a rise in "low-tech" fraud. Remind yourself of these simple ways thieves can get your information. [MORE]

What's Up With This Credit Card Chip?

Published November 20, 2015 | Updated November 23, 2015

Why the EMV credit card chip is safer than magnetic strip credit cards

Check out this infographic that explains the fraud prevention features and security benefits of your new EMV chip cards, as well as how to use your new EMV chip cards at the register and ATM, brought to you by Mastercard®. [MORE]

How to Identify a Credit Repair Scam

Published September 5, 2013 | Updated June 1, 2015

Don't fall victim to a credit repair scam

Companies that promise to magically erase negative history from your credit report are almost always a scam. Learn how to identify a credit repair scam as well as what you can do to take credit repair into your own hands. [MORE]

What Everyone Should Know About Online Dating Scams

Published February 1, 2014 | Updated February 3, 2015

How to identify and avoid Online Dating Scams

As online dating increases in popularity, so do fraudsters looking to take advantage of those who are looking for love. This article covers how to identify a potential scammer and how to avoid and report them. [MORE]

How to Deal with Ransomware

Published March 1, 2014 | Updated July 5, 2014

How to avoid ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that holds the files and data on your computer hostage. Read more about Amplify's recommendations for protecting yourself from ransomware and other malware. [MORE]

12 Tips for Protecting Your Online Privacy

Published February 1, 2014 | Updated April 5, 2014

Protect your online privacy

As we do more and more tasks online, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect your computer from viruses, invasion of privacy, and other unwanted attacks. Here are 12 tips to keep in mind. [MORE]

What Everyone Should Know About Public Wi-fi Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Published January 5, 2014 | Updated February 3, 2014

Use public wi-fi networks wisely

Public wi-fi networks are convenient and can save you from using all of the data in your mobile plan, but they aren't necessarily secure. Check out this infographic on how to safely use public wi-fi networks. [MORE]

5 Mobile Security Tips

Published November 20, 2013 | Updated January 13, 2014

Mobile security tips everyone should know

Whether you're an iPhone, Android, or Windows phone user, Amplify recommends familiarizing yourself with these 5 mobile security tips - especially if you're a fan of Mobile Banking Apps. [MORE]

How to Avoid Affordable Healthcare Act Scams

Published December 10, 2013 | Updated January 10, 2014

Avoid Affordable Healthcare Act scams

Since the Affordable Healthcare Act was passed, officials have reported multiple instances of scammers attempting to collect money from unsuspecting victims. Learn how to spot an Affordable Healthcare Act scammer. [MORE]

Tips for Creating Strong Passwords

Published December 10, 2013 | Updated December 15, 2013

Tips for creating strong online passwords

We use passwords to protect almost everything these days, including access to our money and personal information. Here are some Do's and Don’ts for creating the best, most secure online passwords. [MORE]

6 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of I.D. Theft

Published January 3, 2013 | Updated December 1, 2013

Don't expose yourself to possible ID Theft

Every holiday season, reports of I.D. Theft increase sharply. Check out this infographic with 6 effortless ways to reduce your risk of exposing your personal information to fraudsters and scammers. [MORE]

What You Need to Know About Tax I.D. Theft

Published March 3, 2013 | Updated March 13, 2013

Tax ID theft is on the rise - don't be a victim

Did you know that identity thieves can file fraudulent tax returns in your name in order to claim your tax refund for themselves? Read more about how to protect yourself from tax identity theft. [MORE]

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